Kevin Nash, the WWE Hall of Fame pro-wrestler-turned actor, has put in his bid to play Herman Munster in Rob Zombie’s upcoming production of The Munsters. In the 1964 comedy series, Herman Munster was the family patriarch of a clan of friendly monsters.
Herman Munster was originally played by the late, great Fred Gwynne (Pet Sematary) — and let’s just say his character was a fairly uncomplicated satire of Frankenstein’s creation.
The first series only ran for two seasons, but would spawn numerous television specials, reboots and even the film Munsters, Go Home! In 1981 there was a revival series entitled The Munsters Today, which actually lasted for a season longer than its predecessor.
The timing may be inauspicious for Kevin Nash, as just this week Zombie took to Instagram to share a look at Herman Munster’s clay face sculpts. This could indicate that the role has been filled since the actor would likely need to participate in the process of creating the face mould. But maybe there’s a chance?
Interestingly enough, Kevin Nash has worked as an actor on occasion throughout his career as a pro wrestler. While talking to Mr. Stone Cold himself for WWE’s The Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin, Kevin Nash dished his interest in Herman Munster.
Here’s what he had to say about playing the role:
I love to act. Like right now, Rob Zombie’s got the rights to The Munsters. I’d love to play Herman. The thing is, there’s a sensibility and femininity in Herman Munster. That would be if I had to pick the perfect role that I’ve always wanted to play.
What do you think? Would Kevin Nash make a suitable choice to play Herman Munster? Stranger things have happened. Like when Sherri Moon-Zombie played Laurie Strode’s mom. So who knows!
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