Eyebrows were raised across the world this week when Ronda Rousey was announced as having sealed the lead role in a remake of cult 80’s action-movie classic ‘Road House’, and ‘Rowdy’ knows that many are doubting her ability to fill Patrick Swayze’s shoes.
“I see why people would be hesitant to see a remake, because it is such a classic,” Rousey told Entertainment Tonight. “In my own way, I’m nervous. The worst thing that’s going to happen is, is that I’’ll really suck and just disgrace the name of Swayze and ‘Road House’ and everyone will hate me.”
with that in mind Rousey says she’s going to be working hard on her acting skills prior to starting the movie, which she says begins filming at the end of 2016.
“I’m going to get a lot more acting experience before I tackle Road House. I’m going to do my first starring feature, acting classes, improv. I’m going to make everybody proud!”
Rousey also revealed that she’s been pursuing this role for a couple of years and is “obsessed” with the original Road House movie.
As we’ve mentioned previously, with other prominent roles in the upcoming ‘Mile 22’ and ‘My Life/ Your Life’ movies, the time Rousey had to devote to her MMA career may start to dwindle and in the interview with ET she does admit that she’s laying the groundwork here for what may turn out to be her life after fighting.
Still, we know for sure that she’ll be fighting Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 in November and as things stand it seems unlikely that she’d retire after that, especially with a potential fight-for-the-ages against Cris ‘Cyborg’ still out there.
The best clue as to how long Rousey has left in the fight game came during her recent interview on The Joe Rogan Podcast where she stated that she doesn’t want to be fighting when she reaches her 30’s.
She turned 28 in February, so by that reckoning lets say she’s got another 18-24 months left before she intends to hang up her gloves as things stand, though it doesn’t appear to be a plan that’s set in stone just yet.