The Iron Claw’s Jeremy Allen White has praised the efforts of wrestlers who put their health and lives on the line to tell a compelling story.
In the upcoming Von Erich biopic, White stars as Kerry Von Erich, the only member of the family to hold a championship in the World Wrestling Federation.
In an interview with “Deadline,” White praised wrestlers as effective storytellers in the ring. He said,
“What struck me in working with Chavo [Guerrero] and preparing was, I was thinking about it in the sense of a choreographed fight scene, where I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll hit the guy here, and I’ll drop kick here, and I’ll go off the rope here.’ But I wasn’t thinking of it in the sense of a full performance, a full narrative, full storytelling. The moments in between these moves are oftentimes even more important for the audience than the moves themselves. That’s what gets people sucked in. That’s what gets people excited.
“That was fascinating, understanding the wrestling world in that broader aspect of the storytelling and these guys as real performers, outside of the obvious athleticism. They’re real artists, and real performers, and real storytellers.”
The Iron Claw’s premiere took place this week. The film will be released in cinemas across the United States next month.
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The Iron Claw’s Jeremy Allen White recently expressed his admiration for professional wrestlers and their ability to tell compelling stories in the ring. White, who stars as Kerry Von Erich in the upcoming Von Erich biopic, acknowledged the physical risks wrestlers take to entertain their audience.
In an interview with “Deadline,” White discussed his experience working with Chavo Guerrero and how it changed his perspective on wrestling. He initially approached the fight scenes as choreographed sequences, focusing on the moves themselves. However, he soon realized that the moments between the moves were just as important, if not more so, in captivating the audience.
White described wrestlers as real performers and artists, emphasizing their storytelling abilities outside of their athleticism. He found it fascinating to understand the broader aspect of wrestling as a form of narrative and performance.
The premiere of The Iron Claw took place this week, and the film is set to be released in cinemas across the United States next month. The biopic explores the life of Kerry Von Erich, who was the only member of his family to hold a championship in the World Wrestling Federation.
The interview with White also included a video clip where he discussed what surprised him about wrestling while making The Iron Claw. The clip can be found on Deadline Hollywood’s Twitter page.
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