When we spoke last year, we got into a conversation about your gear and you coming into your own over the last few years. Dare I say even in the last like five months, since the summer, there’s been a big change. When did you decide to turn that love for Chucky into Good Guys-inspired gear?
Well, I’ve always loved Chucky. I’ve done a lot of different interviews and podcasts pertaining to horror movies and some just Chucky specifically. I’ve always loved the movie. I’ve always been a fan. I’ve been so excited for the new Chucky series on USA Network. I love it. I don’t know if you watched it?
I’ve watched a little bit. I’m not fully caught up, but I love the tone.
Yes. The tone, the themes. They’re so good and it gives you that old school, typical Chucky vibe that you love. It kind of gives you a little bit of everything with the current-day theme. It’s really cool. You should try to catch up whenever you can. But yeah, I’ve always loved Chucky and because of the series, I thought it’d be cool to do Chucky-themed gear, which led into my Halloween costume. It’s been a theme of events.
The Halloween shoot was dope as well. Growing up, I was always a fan of Jennifer Tilly.
Oh my God. I love her.
Are you just at home, “Let me put on this full-on seance”?
That’s literally what I did. [Laughs] I had to fly out on actual Halloween, so I knew I wasn’t really going to be able to celebrate. I literally was at home and set up a little photoshoot. I had my phone on a little timer and I just did it and I had so much fun with it, and I enjoyed it. I did feel a little satisfied. The energy felt cool. It was very vibey. I was like, “Oh my gosh, this feels real a little bit.”
Do you have aspirations to ever be involved in that acting universe?
Oh yeah, it’s something I thought about more recently than ever. I’m definitely interested. I feel whenever the timing’s right, the perfect opportunity will appear. Right now, I’m so focused on my work in WWE and winning that RAW Women’s Championship, but I definitely have goals for the future. I’d love to be in Season 2 of Chucky. I’d love to be killed off in a little cameo.
Haha, no doubt. Now the other thing that popped the internet this week was your outfit on Raw, which many said was Britney Spears-inspired. Are you a big fan of Britney?
When you heard the news, did you know that that’s what you were going to wear on Monday?
It was Britney’s theme, but it was a coincidence. I had this outfit packed in my little gear bag, just in case, for any kind of promos or anything backstage that I get to do that’s not in ring gear. I brought it and Britney just got freed and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s the perfect opportunity to whip out this Britney-inspired, ‘Oops!...I Did It Again’-themed gear.’ I was a huge Britney fan growing up. I had everything: posters, bedsheets, all her albums. I had her concerts on tape and I just watched her concert back-to-back. I loved Britney and I’m so happy that she finally gets to live life on her terms, the way that she wants.