Q: How was it working with your co-stars Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen, and Brian White?
JOHN CENA: Aidan, by design we stayed away from each other, and he really got into it and it shows on screen. He ended up being a very intelligent, sadistic type of an evil doer, and literally we stayed away from each other, and this was the whole cast in a city like New Orleans where you can have a great time, and most of us all had a great time, and everybody became friends. Ashley was such the right person for the role. I mean, here you have a couple, she’s independent yet mouthy at the same time, yet fun to be around. That’s her. She was great. Brian White, I can’t say enough good things about him. We became such good friends and he gave me such great advice on how to be an actor, and was a great guy to hang out with. He was a great best friend to have. It was an easy one.
Q: He was a former athlete too.
JOHN CENA: Yeah, yeah, so we shared a lot of common bonds, and that showed up on screen, but every time we went out on the town, every time we had a party, Aidan was nowhere to be found. And literally, I’m glad it was like that, because there were so few times that we were together, and the times that we were together on screen were awkward. It was awkward as hell and it showed and it really played out. And, of course, after the movie was wrapped, all’s good, but just while it went on, we kind of kept the divide that needed to be there between us.
Q: Was that Renny’s decision?
JOHN CENA: That was his, and of course, me, I was all for it. I wasn’t humiliated or embarrassed or offended by it. I get it. If that’s what it’s going to take to keep a good story, that’s fine, I get it.