I recently interviewed actor Cazzey Cereghino, who plays Bruiser Brody in the upcoming biopic The Iron Claw. I wanted to learn more about the movie about the famous Von Erich wrestling family, and I did, but I came away wanting to learn a lot more about Cazzey.
In stark contrast to Brody, Cazzey is soft-spoken, eschewing praise. Of course, Cazzey only plays the larger-than-life Brody. That is just one of his jobs.
The key for Cazzey is it was just a job, which is why he feels he doesn't deserve praise. He just did his job. Maybe so, but he has done so many other fascinating jobs. I couldn't help but be intrigued.
This interview was about The Iron Claw, the biopic of perhaps the most tragic family in wrestling. Five of the six brothers died much too young. Only Kevin remains.
A new generation of Von Erichs are involve in wrestling, but the Von Erichs from my youth have been gone for more than 30 years, yet they still are fondly remembered by wrestling fans.
I can't wait to see The Iron Claw, which comes out December 22. I look forward to seeing Cazzey as Brody. I also look forward to interviewing him again about other parts of his life.
Until then, you can check our interview at On the Beat With Cazzey Cereghino. Also, check TheEveryDayFan.com for more of my wrestling coverage.