Fighting with My Family is the big screen story of the larger than real-life story of WWE superstar Paige (real name Saraya-Jade Bevis). It stars Lady Macbeth’s Florence Pugh, Dunkirk standout Jack Lowden and Brit com regular Nick Frost. The Office’s Stephen Merchant wrote and directed the film and we present interviews with the cast and director here, along with an interview with Paige herself.
Kerri McNally conducted the interviews, the film arrives in cinemas in the UK on the 27th of February, 2019 and in the US on 22nd of February, 2019. You can read our review of the film right here – we LOVED it.
Here are the interviews,
“The training was challenging but it was the best part. FLORENCE and I were just trying to get the grasps and next to us were actual WWE stars smacking each other!
DWAYNE is a total gentleman. His work ethic is incredible and very positive on set. My friends couldn’t quite believe I got the honour of being dressed down by The Rock!”
“DWAYNE did the ‘do you smell what The Rock is cooking’ twice to me and I was utterly shocked every time. He’s such an amazing man to work with, he cares so much.
“There’s a reason why people were drawn to Paige, why women of all ages loved her – she did something special and new which is always attractive when breaking through.”
“I’ve been a fan of WWE since the 80s… like good soap operas you can watch just one and know what’s happening, that’s why it’s so clever. But it’s a violent soap opera!
“STEPHEN wanted to tell a honest story about good people and not sugar coat it. The characters were earnest, passionate and real human beings.”
“We’re gym buddies, I push DWAYNE! He was in London filming and saw a documentary about a family of wrestlers from Norwich with a lot of parallels to his own life.
“I have no knowledge or particular interest in wrestling and it was important to me to make a film which you could enjoy without that. The story was appealing because of the family.
“Everyone bonded well as a family. The dinner scene, where I play a minor role, was almost impossible to get through, we were all improvising to make the other laugh.”