Franky Monet was known as Taya Valkyrie in Impact Wrestler, and she is currently working for NXT. She recently spoke to Wrestling Inc. about a project called “Unchained”. She recently signed with NXT and debuted. This is what she said about the project.
“I was approached by the director, Raphaello,” recalled Monet. “He sent me this script and [he] thought I was really good for this part of Regina. I read it, I thought it was really fun and really different than anything I’d ever done before and I wanted to give it a try.
We filmed this in the fall of 2019. It was supposed to come out last year, but obviously, the world decided to do otherwise. So, we waited a long time for this and I’m excited for everyone to see it. It finally comes out July 2 on Amazon Prime”.
Franky Money on Starring in The Movie "Unchained"
In Unchained, a bunch of women get kidnapped. They are then forced to fight at a fight club to survive. She stated that the dark nature of the film suits her character.
“I play a villain who is a huge part of them ending up in this fight club,” disclosed Monet. “I won’t try and spoil anything for you because I really want everyone to see it. But it was really different from any character I’ve ever played before.
She was very stripped down, there was no glamour. It was all fighting in dirt and all that kind of stuff you expect in a fighting-thriller-action movie. I’m excited to be a part of something that has a woman as a lead. There are a lot of women, and stuntwomen, in this film and I was excited to be a part of that”.
She also spoke about the fight scenes that are going to be in the movie. She stated that she will be organizing the fights inside the movie, so we won’t see her fight a lot in the movie. “My character was basically the one that was making them fight, so I don’t have a lot of actual action scenes,” admitted Monet.
“But all the fight scenes I was a part of were super intense. I’m really proud of all the women. Some of them had never had experience doing something like this before, and they all really went all out to make sure everything looked believable, exciting, and as thrilling as it can be.
I’m excited to see what people think, since it is such a different version of Taya, and now Franky, that you see regularly on your Tuesday nights”. She then spoke about whether or not she enjoys playing as a villain.
“Absolutely!” answered Franky Monet enthusiastically. “Who doesn’t want to be a bad guy? Every good guy needs a crazy bad guy, right? There’s always got to be a villain to have a hero. Throughout my career I’ve played a lot of villains, but this one is completely different.
It was really interesting to study who Regina was and how I felt she should look, speak, and carry herself. I’m just really thankful that the director Raphaello entrusted me and saw something in me to be able to take on this part”.