Who would like The Rock rocking out in the privacy of their own home? Show of hands. Okay, so maybe you don’t get your own 6’5” clone of Dwayne Johnson but if you follow the steps listed in the video below, the new Entertainment Weekly cover comes alive and it’s pretty cool. Once you are done with having The Rock serenade you, you can read his new interview promoting his latest film, Jumanji, that opens Dec 20th. In it, he talks about what motivates him and how he’s evolved throughout his life to become the person he is today.
Whether he’s blowing up the box office or just your social media feed, Dwayne Johnson has earned a reputation as Hollywood’s happiest and hardest-working leading man. Now, he’s spreading holiday cheer as the star of EW’s new cover, opening up about his past struggles, current triumphs, and future plans.
“I’ve realized that the No. 1 thing that keeps me motivated and positive is operating like my back’s against the wall,” Johnson tells EW. “Because when my back is against the wall, I feel like there’s only one way to go: You’ve gotta go forward.”
“I feel like these days, having lived a bit, I’m on my fourth level, and I have a little bit of experience underneath my belt,” he says now. “There’s a greater level of self awareness that I have. Who I present to the public and who I am at home, I try to make sure they’re as closely connected as possible because I realized some time ago that the greatest and most important thing that I can be is just me.”
I get what he’s saying about working with your back against a wall. I can’t say I stay positive but I become a lot more efficient in my solutions. I’ve always worked well under stress – some think better – but at my age now, I can feel the effects of it so I try everything I can to avoid it. But I love what he said about understanding that the best version of himself is when he is truly being himself. I swear realizing this is why my 40s have been my best decade yet. And I do think this works in everyone’s favor. Like with The Rock’s humble-bragging – I believe that’s who he is and it makes it a little less eye-rolly. Plus, his stories always hit me in the feels so I hope he never stops. Speaking of The Rock making me emotional, he posted this on Thanksgiving:
After we bowed our heads in prayer, we went around the table and everyone shared what they were thankful for. Beautiful seeing and listening to everyone speak from their heart. Tears, laughter and boundless gratitude. Personally, I’m a little surprised no one expressed how thankful they were that THE Sexiest Man Alive (I refuse to relinquish my title to Blake Shelton or any man) was sitting at the table. I didn’t want to be a dick and interrupt the prayer, but at some point someones gotta address the elephant in the room. Jokes aside, it was a very special Thanksgiving. As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time back in ‘87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over their house to eat. We were in a tough spot back then, but we got thru it. And here we are today. One big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana. #sib ❤️🥁💫
Wow – see? Feels *pow*
In other news, The Rock’s daughter, Simone, has been named the very first Golden Globes Ambassador, which is the new name of the former Miss/Mr. Golden Globes that hands the statues to the presenters during the ceremony. I kind of like the new title. Also, his skull tattoo is finished. It’s an impressive bit of work and when you read his description of it, it becomes even cooler. I have no tattoos but I appreciate how personal they are to those who have them.
After approximately 30 hours of tattooing (4 sessions) with my good bud and iconic artist @nikkohurtado, the story of my skull is complete. Flow of positive energy is constant thru the breathe of life. Horns always positioned forward. Not up, but forward – representing forward progress and always at the ready to dig in and dig deep. Eye is the mana – the spirit and the power. It’s everything. It’s where I draw my strength from all things I love and protect. As with my Polynesian tattoo on the left side of body, the symbolic mana lays over my heart. We all have mana. Our strength. You just have to find it. #BullDNA #Energy #Progress #Mana
Here is how to make The Rock come alive:
What’s that? You want a hug? Aw, okay – bring it on in
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