Wrestling with life in and outside the ring

Pugh (above left) with Bevis at a February screening of the movie in California.
Actress Florence Pugh (above, at bottom of the ring), who plays real-life pro wrestler Saraya-Jade Bevis in Fighting With My Family.PHOTO: UIP
Actress Florence Pugh (above, at bottom of the ring), who plays real-life pro wrestler Saraya-Jade Bevis in Fighting With My Family.
Pugh (above left) with Bevis at a February screening of the movie in California. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Fighting With My Family charts how the Bevis family and their daughter, Saraya-Jade, found success in America's WWE wrestling circuit

On a sleepless night in London while filming Fast & Furious 6 in 2012, actor Dwayne Johnson came across a documentary about an English family of working-class professional wrestlers.

Their story struck a chord with the star, a former pro wrestler whose father was one as well.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2019, with the headline 'Wrestling with life in and outside the ring'. Print Edition | Subscribe