The ex-UFC champion opens up about her fall from the top of the boasting landscape, her eclectic second play and how to prepare for the apocalypse
Ronda Rousey was once again situated on the dais to promote an occasion she’s prominently featured in, but this time the other participants weren’t fighters.
They weren’t even fellow WWE wrestlers, although she would do plenty of press over the coming week in New York ahead of SummerSlam, where she will challenge for the women’s championship against Alexa Bliss.
On this day, Rousey was flanked by leading man Mark Wahlberg, chairman Peter Berg and others at a press junket at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for the action film Mile 22, which opened Friday in the United States.
Rousey depicts Samantha Snow, an nobility CIA operative on an extraction duty in Southeast Asia. She briefly appeared in the films Enraged 7 and The Expendables 3, but Mile 22 represents her first major act role, and along with her burgeoning occupation in the WWE, Rousey’s second behave is off to a wakening start.
She learned to wrestle last year at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, where the training included slew of seminars on acting. But now she had to figure out the nuances of cinema, too.
” A lot of people disbelieve that anyone can original more than one thing ,” Rousey said,” and it’s easy to get stuck in( the minds of)’ you’re already good at this thing, you’re good at what’s comfy ,’ and it’s hard to try and learn something new with the world watching, because the first time you master something you do it in private.
” But I affection these types of the difficulties and I adoration parties doubting me .”
Rousey knows all about uncertainty under the magnifying glass of the public eye. Her busines was in shambles exactly 20 months before, and her post-UFC fortunes searched grim as she combated feeling- and even envisaged killing herself- in the aftermath of two devastating defeats.
Rousey was loath to delve into the details of her emotional state following her drop from the top of the sporting landscape, but the 31 -year-old opened up during a private speaking booking moderated by Berg at his Santa Monica boxing gym.
” I did a whole lot of crying, isolating myself ,” admitted Rousey, who paused intermittently to dab away at weepings with a material. “( Husband Travis Browne) contained me and let me bawl and it lasted two years. I couldn’t have done it alone.
” There’s a lot of things you have to remember. Every missed possibility is a favor in disguise. I had to learn from experience. From the most difficult happenings, the best things have come as a result. Time is a great teacher. It’s that notion that time proceeds, even bad times .”
Now, Rousey is enjoying plenty of good times once again. She’s been praised for her actions in WWE and is already one of the organization’s pinnacle draws.