(UPDATE: Mickey's rep says he's not going to do "Wrestlemania." Well, not now at least. Let's see what happens if his career goes back to its pre-"Wrestler" level.)
Even with impressive turns in movies like "Diner" and "Barfly,"
Mickey Rourke went off the career charts to, among other things, pursue a boxing career. He has rebounded lately with "The Wrestler," Oscar-nominated for best actor (and one of my friends came into the office today full of praise for his performance) -- so naturally he's talking about doing "WrestleMania." Or so he told "Extra." Release after the jump.
Is art imitating life?? At last night’s SAG Awards, The Wrestler’s Mickey Rourke told “Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli that he plans to get back in the ring – for real!
The Golden Globe winner reveals he “almost didn’t do the film. [But] things worked out.” Rourke continues, “Now, Vince [McMahon] wants me to do Wrestle Mania in Houston…Chris Jericho... I'm coming after you’re a**... You better get yourself in shape brother... I'm going to do it!” When Penacoli asks Rourke if he’s serious, he exclaims, “You bet you’re a** I'm going to do it!"