All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star Awesome Kong was recently interviewed by WrestleZone to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Kong discussed growing up as an actress and her character arc in wrestling.
Here are the highlights:
Growing up as an actress: “Acting is something I always actually did. I grew up an actress. My mom was an actress and she put my brother and I into acting at a young age. And so yes, I’ve always been a thespian. In fact, the reason why I slid into wrestling—why I picked it up so quickly—was because of my acting background.
“I had what you would call an accelerated career, taking my first bump in the School of Hard Knocks in San Bernardino, California and then finding myself eight weeks later main eventing in Japan. So it wasn’t like I knew how to wrestle but I knew how to act like I could wrestle. So yeah, acting has always been a part of my life and a very important reason of my success in wrestling.”
Her character arc on GLOW: “I’m just feel blessed that they knew that I explored serious acting than even with wrestling. They treated me and Tammé as such in roles like that. It wasn’t as if they’ve been trying to hide me behind people or characters in the show just like a one-off quip, if you know what I mean.”