She's fighting her way to the top of the entertainment industry!
"I wasn’t openly gay," the 26-year-old exclusively told Distractify. WWE Superstar Sonya Deville (real name Daria Berenato) broke barriers in the world of wrestling when she came out as the first openly gay female wrestler in the WWE on the competition reality series Tough Enough.
Adding, that after coming out as the first openly lesbian WWE star, she hopes that her story can make an impact on someone's life.
When asked about making history in the WWE, the New Jersey native said: "Kind of at the forefront of the women’s evolution in the world is WWE."
She continued: "We’re trendsetters in a way because WWE is such a large platform, socially and in the entertainment industry, so we really do have a lot of influence on the community. It’s really cool to be a positive representative for a lot of things."
Aside from advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, fighting in the ring, or filming the popular E! reality series Total Divas, Daria is hoping to add to her resume in the near future.
The Smackdown star revealed that she wants to further her career in the entertainment industry and break into the world of acting. And, this badass is totally ready for Hollywood.
Daria Berenato aka Sonya wants to star in the next Matrix or John Wick films.
Going from the ring to the small screen is not a far stretch for this athlete. In fact, Daria told Distractify that she has been taking acting classes since the age of 14. "I definitely want to get into film and television and femme fatale roles [or] any badass action role would be so cool," she gushed.
Earlier this month, it was announced that May 21, 2021, would be dubbed "National Keanu Reeves Day" because both the Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 have been scheduled to be released. As a fan of the high-action films, Daria tweeted: "OMG I want to be in both."
Though some may brush off the tweet as a joke, Daria was 100 percent serious, telling us: "I love the Matrix movies, that’s why when I saw that I was, like, I could do my own stunts! That is something that would be totally cool to do in the near future."
She even noted the successful transitional careers of A-list stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and John Cena as inspiration. The former wrestlers have gone from the ring to starring in top blockbuster films.
Now, Daria is hoping to make a similar transition, and she's open to anything and prides herself on having an open mind and "never saying never" to opportunities that are presented her way.
"There hasn’t been a female to really make that huge crossover yet," she told Distractify. Adding, "I would love to kind of pioneer that for women and for women to come."
Well, we certainly don't doubt her tenacity ... or her skills. Let's just say 2020 will be a big year for this WWE Superstar.