Just a disclaimer: I am referring to Dwayne Johnson as DJ henceforth because I never know whether to call him Dwayne or The Rock. This ^^ is the hot man we have all come to know at the LA premiere for his new film with Kevin Hart, Central Intelligence. DJ was on Graham Norton this weekend to promote the film, which comes out June 17th (and in which he shows his derriere, just FYI.) As Graham loves his memes, he devoted a segment to the throwback pic of a 90s-era DJ werking a tucked in turtleneck and fanny pack. Not one to take himself too seriously, DJ’s explained, “I was just owning this look. I had a turtleneck, I had mom jeans on and I was wearing a fanny pack”. Graham emphasized the looks popularity by showing celebrity copycats like Seth Rogen:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 10, 2016
Playing along were fellow action stars Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum who were promoting Independence Day: Resurgence. Liam slyly asked DJ, “this is you being serious, yeah?” After showing other non-famous folk, including a baby, dressed in the outfit, Graham showed a photo Liam and Goldblum had taken for the occasion:
Look at Liam – he is taking this so seriously; I think he’s pulling Zoolander’s Blue Steel. Doesn’t Goldblum’s face say, ‘gosh, you know, this isn’t a bad look’? When Graham mentioned the tissue under his arm in the photo, DJ defends it by saying that the place where he had put his arm was very dirty. I love that of the things going on in that photo, the tissue is what he felt needed context. Here is the full clip:
DJ covers July’s British GQ. During the interview, he spoke about his aforementioned WWF alter ego, The Rock. He says, “The Rock was – still is in fact - the best role I will ever get to play. I was being me, but me turned all the way up to ten. I could say anything, do anything and I would wink and everyone was in on the joke.” He also mentions politics as a potential future for him. He says he hasn’t ruled out governor and calls the presidency ‘alluring’ but, he says, “there are a lot of other things I want to do first.”
DJ brought his mom Ata, daughter Simone and longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian to the premiere. Laura and DJ have been together for a decade but they keep their relationship pretty private. Lauren gave birth to their daughter Jasmine last December.
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