As Lana makes her return to WWE television fresh off the filming of her first WWE Studios production, Interrogation, another WWE Diva is set to make her WWE Studios film debut later this year. According to a release issued on WWE.com, Paige will be starring alongside The Miz this holiday season in Santa’s Little Helper.
WWE.com released a preview of the story line of the film.
“After getting fired from his job, a slick, fast-talking businessman (Dax) is given an opportunity of a lifetime to become Santa Claus’ second-in-command. However, getting the job won’t be that easy: Dax must go head-to-head against an elf that feels she’s more deserving of the title. As the competition heats up, Dax learns the true meaning of Christmas… but ultimately who will become ‘Santa’s Little Helper’?”
Unlike Lana, this will be the very first feature film role for Paige (real name Saraya-Jade Bevis). Paige, who is still early in her career at 22-years-old, has been wrestling since she was 13. Growing up around the business (both of her parents were wrestlers and both of her older brothers have wrestled), the transition to wrestling came quite easily to Paige at that young age. Paige ended up signing with WWE at 19-years-old in 2011.
With wrestling being just about everything she knows, it will be interesting to see how Paige adapts to a role on the big screen. There certainly are a lot of similarities between acting in a film and performing in front of a camera for professional wrestling. Paige also starred in season 3 of Total Divas, which is called a “reality show” but certainly has a lot of scripted segments for television purposes.
There’s no word yet on when filming will begin, though one would assume Paige will have to take off at least a couple of weeks from wrestling to participate in filming, similar to what Lana did in recent weeks while filming Interrogation.
Santa’s Little Helper is scheduled to be released straight to DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download during the 2015 holiday season, so the turnaround time from filming to release will likely be very quick. The film is being produced by WWE Studios in conjunction with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Unlike Paige, The Miz is fairly experienced in the film industry. He has previously starred in three WWE Studios productions (The Marine 3, The Marine 4, Christmas Bounty) and originally achieved stardom on MTV’s The Real World.
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