Do you smell what The Rock is cooking?????????
Words cannot describe how much I used to love me some Dwayne Johnson. Back in the day when he was just “The Rock” I would literally daydream about this man all day!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter looking just as fine as he did back in the day. In the issue Dwayne opens up about growing up, being “the rock”, costar Paul Walker’s death and dealing with depression.
On being dumped as a professional football player:
“I didn’t want to do a thing,” he recalls. “I didn’t want to go anywhere. I was crying constantly. Eventually you reach a point where you are all cried out.”
On rough times while growing up:
“We were living in an efficiency that cost $120 a week,” he recalls. “We come home, and there’s a padlock on the door and an eviction notice. My mom starts bawling. She just started crying and breaking down. ‘Where are we going to live? What are we going to do?’ “
“I loved it,” he says. “I loved the showmanship, and I loved the theatricality. It was so entertaining and over-the-top, and I was always mesmerized by these guys.”
On Paul Walker’s death:
“I was driving with Lauren when she immediately turned very quiet and was looking at me, studying, wondering if I knew,” he recalls of that November day. “I pulled over and looked at my messages and had a moment where I just caught my breath. We said a prayer right then to give his daughter strength — because we had talked about our daughters. That’s what we would talk about. Both of us were divorced, and we talked about the power of being a dad and the strong connection of a dad and his girl. Then once we got home, we started bawling.”
Check out the BTS video of Dwayne Johnson’s shoot
For more on Dwayne’s cover, head over to THR