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    John Cena Explained How He "Accidentally" Ended Up With A Role In Margot Robbie's "Barbie" Movie, And It's Adorable

    "I think Barbie and Fast X share a lot of parallels."

    I bet you didn't expect you'd see John Cena in the upcoming Barbie movie.

    On the Today show to promote Fast X, John shared the moment he landed a role in the new Margot Robbie movie as a "happy accident."

    John Cena on "Today" speaking to Hoda Kotb

    "I think Barbie and Fast X share a lot of parallels. Their cast lists are amazing. The Barbie cast is amazing," he said. "So, with a lot of opportunity, it was a chance for maybe to, 'Hey, would you guys be willing to have me if I could do something?'"

    Margot as Barbie sitting in a convertible in a scene from "Barbie" on the left and Jason Momoa emerging from a car in a scene from "Fast X" on the right

    He explained to Hoda Kotb that he "kind of" pitched himself, and it's pretty hilarious. "In an accidental run-in with Margot Robbie, I said, 'I will pretty much do whatever you guys need, 'cause I really enjoy the movie.'"

    Closeup of John Cena in the wring during a wrestling match

    "And they asked me if I wanted to be a merman. I said yeah, sure," John explained.

    Closeup of John Cena sitting in a pool and sipping a drink while wearing a toy-ish looking pair of goggles

    Of course, John and Margot also both know each other and are friends, as the two worked together on 2021's The Suicide Squad.

    Closeup of Margot Robbie and John Cena

    Dua Lipa will also play a mermaid in Barbie. Other stars of the film include Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Will Ferrell, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Issa Rae, and more.

    Dua Lipa on the "Barbie" movie poster

    And here's John Cena as a mermaid!

    A blank "Barbie" poster

    I can't wait to see everyone (except John) when Barbie hits theaters on July 21st.