Bret Hart is a legendary WWE Hall of Famer, and he spoke about wanting to be a movie director before he became a professional wrestler. He was a guest on the Calgary Sun where he spoke about this. Bret Hart apparently had other plans, but eventually, he became a professional wrestling legend.
“I never saw myself as an actor. I always wanted to be a movie director,” said Hart. “I had bigger plans. “In a lot of ways, I ended up being a guy making little 15 to 20 minute movies each night as a wrestler,” Hart continued.
“I was a stunt coordinator, director, and producer of an epic wrestling match. Wrestling turned into that career I never had as a movie maker. I got to tell these great stories as a wrestler”.
Bret Hart Talks About Wanting to Become a Movie Director
Bret Hart is pleased by the accolades that he has received over the past few years.
Back when he was actively working as a full-time wrestler, wrestlers were not respected as much as they are now. “It will always mean a lot when you’re celebrated and honored amongst your peers and fellow wrestlers.
The WWE Hall of Fame always meant a lot to me. This is even higher to me in a sense. You’re being lumped in with Canadians – great Canadians and the contributions they’ve made in their fields. It means a lot to me to be honored by Canadians across the country for my wrestling career," Bret Hart.
“When I got into wrestling, I never had any idea that I would be in this kind of situation where people are celebrating my impact as a pro wrestler. When I got into wrestling, it was considered just a step up above topl*ss dancing.
I remember being kind of embarrassed in those days. I remember I had been wrestling for my dad for about three weeks. I met a girl I knew at a shopping mall. She asked, ‘So what are you doing these days?’ I said, ‘Well, I’m working for my dad nowadays.
I’m a wrestler.’ I remember she looked at me and said, ‘I’m so disappointed. You had so much more potential to be something much bigger than that.’ I’m a pro wrestler now whether you like it or not”.