The ex-UFC champ opens up about her descent from the upper part of the sporting landscape, her eclectic second act and how make preparations 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 next 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, head Peter Berg and others at a press junket at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for the action cinema Mile 22, which opened Friday in the United States.
Rousey draws Samantha Snow, an society CIA operative on an extraction operation in Southeast Asia. She briefly appeared in the films Frantic 7 and The Expendables 3, but Mile 22 represents her first major action persona, and along with her burgeoning vocation in the WWE, Rousey’s second number is off to a rousing start.
She learned to wrestle last year at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, where the training included batch of tutorials on behaving. But now she had to figure out the nuances of film, too.
” A lot of people doubt that everyone can lord more than one thing ,” Rousey said,” and it’s easy to get stuck in( the mindset 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 countries around the world see, because the first time you master something you do it in private.
” But I love those kinds of the difficulties and I enjoy parties disbelieving me .”
Rousey knows all about disbelieve for the purposes of the magnifying glass of the public eye. Her busines was in shambles merely 20 months ago, and her post-UFC riches looked grisly as she combated sadnes- 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 fall from the upper part of the sporting landscape, but the 31 -year-old opened up during a private speaking date moderated by Berg at his Santa Monica boxing gym.
” I did a whole lot of crying, isolating myself ,” admitted Rousey, who paused intermittently to touch away at snaps with a material. “( Husband Travis Browne) comprised me and let me yell and it lasted two years. I couldn’t have done it alone.
” There’s a lot of things you have to remember. Every missed opportunity is a bles in disguise. I had to learn from experience. From the worst occasions, best available things have come as a result. Time is a great teacher. It’s that ideology that time overtakes, even bad times .”
Now, Rousey is enjoying batch of good times once again. She’s been praised for her recitals in WWE and is already one of the organization’s crown draws.