Dwayne Johnson pees in water bottles at the gym after they’re empty

Dwayne Johnson is promoting his Netflix heist movie with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, Red Notice. It had the biggest opening on Netflix of all time, which is good considering it was the most expensive Netflix film ever made. I tried watching it and got through about 45 minutes before I turned it off. It’s like a paint by numbers heist movie and I found Ryan’s character particularly annoying. It’s got every action movie cliché without the humor, soul or character development. Some people like it and I get that. It’s not like I paid $10 and had to sit through the whole thing.

Dwayne did a video interview with Esquire and he’s getting the most headlines for admitting he pees in water bottles while he’s working out. Apparently people realized he did this when a water bottle with pee in it was in the background of one of his gym videos. He got in this habit working out in gyms without bathrooms, but now that he’s the richest actor ever, you would think he could come up with another solution. Also he wants to be James Bond. I don’t think he’s suited for that at all and he’s probably too expensive for that franchise, but he may as well shoot his shot. Here’s some of what he said.

On wanting to be Bond
My grandfather was a Bond villain in ‘You Only Live Twice’ with Sean Connery. I would like to follow his footsteps and be the next Bond. I don’t want to be a villain. Gotta be Bond.

On peeing in water bottles
The headline is actually true I do pee in my water bottles. It’s not a water bottle that I’ve actually purchased solely for water that you wash and you clean when you’re done using it. These are just bottles that I’m no longer using. Usually the gyms that I work out in don’t have a bathroom. The iron paradise, there’s no bathroom there.

I usually stay pretty hydrated. I need to go to the bathroom a lot. Not a lot, but probably a couple of times during a workout I have to go to the bathroom. So I break out the bottle.

[From Esquire, quotes via Outsider and NY Daily News]

After that he talked smack about Kevin Hart and opened up about his cheat meals. There’s something so sexy about this man’s voice! I got turned on listening to this. You can see the video on Esquire’s site and I highly recommend it.

This peeing in water bottles things is gross to me, but I understand that many people, like delivery drivers, have to do it at work because they don’t have access to bathrooms. I also stay hydrated and have to go a lot, so I can relate to this. Plus this beautiful man showers three times a day and he’s no DJ Khaled if you know what I mean. The Rock gets a pass as long as he stays in his lane and doesn’t go into politics. If he does that all bets are off.




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  1. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    His gym doesn’t have toilets?
    How is that possible?

    • Emma says:

      He seems like a great guy but yeah — how does a gym not have basic sanitation facilities??? What is going on with gyms?

    • Ange says:

      Aside from it being his personal touring gym:

      Lots of the really heavy lifting gyms are different from your usual gym, they’re often in industrial complexes or similar. At most a lot of them just have a centralised bathroom for all the businesses. Mind you if I were running a industrial park I wouldn’t let massive gym bros with their gut issues from too much protein use my bathrooms that’s for sure.

  2. H says:

    Well I never expected that headline. Okay, that’s all I got. I’m going to get coffee.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ H, yup. It’s pretty hard not to focus on that one aspect. What gym doesn’t have bathrooms? That’s ridiculous!! What do women do? How are they supposed to urinate? Behind a bush or something?

  3. Charlotte says:

    I swear Ryan Renolds is so annoying in everything. I can’t stand him. I especially don’t understand the Deadpool love, I hated that movie!

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      I liked Deadpool, but since its success I feel he’s just been doing identical variations of funny/good guy in all his projects (that I saw). Good if it works for him but frankly I’m a bit tired of him too.

      • H says:

        Ryan started that schtick in Blade 3. He’s been chasing Marvel fame for a while. While I liked Deadpool it’s because I liked Deadpool from the comics, not Ryan.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        Ok, today I learnt that Raynolds was in Blade 3.
        I’m facepalming so hard right now. 😀

    • cassandra says:

      He’s definitely going to have to switch it up soon. He’s been playing the same snarky character for like 10 years now. He’s excellent at it, but what exactly is the difference between this movie and The Hitman’s Bodyguard, you know?

  4. Julia K says:

    I expected a totally different reason for using the bottles, to observe the color of urine to monitor adequate hydration during a workout. Guess not.

  5. Mina_Esq says:

    For some reason we thought it’d be a good date night movie. It was not. The pee thing is…eh. Once you’ve handled your fair share of diaper changes, handling bodily fluids loses its shock value. It’s still gross though eww And he wouldn’t be a good Bond unless he gave up his huge muscles. A spy is supposed to blend in, and Dwayne definitely doesn’t!

    • Eurydice says:

      Actually, I think everyone always knows who James Bond is – he even introduces himself right away. It might be kind of a hoot to have Dwayne as Bond – he’s so obviously noticeable – “The name’s Bond, J…” “Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know who you are…”

  6. Incognito says:

    I hope he doesn’t go into politics. I thought Red Notice was an easy watch and a fun popcorn movie. Ryan’s character can be grating though, I can understand how that would turn off viewers. I had to watch the video because I couldn’t understand why Rock would talk smack about Kevin Smith though. Thought maybe he said something about Black Adam since he’s a huge comic book fan. But it was Kevin Hart and those two love to tease each other. I’m going to try to forget about the peeing in bottles thing.

  7. Jillian says:

    Red Notice was terrible, just painfully bad and dumb. I switched it off after the Rock/Gal dance sequence: they are both stiff inelegant dancers and they have zero chemistry, which the dance only highlighted. So many bad choices

  8. Eurydice says:

    Yeah, this had all the boring check marks – the smirking wisecracking thief, the smirking female that kicks ass, the frustrated humorless good guy, etc. etc. I did my laundry during the first half and then fast forwarded to the end, which turned out to be slightly, mildly interesting. I think there was an idea there, but…meh…

  9. Stephanie Bishop says:

    Gosh, his wife(Lauren) is so beautiful(and talented!). I may shed a tear if they ever broke up😢

  10. olliesmom says:

    The gym doesn’t have restrooms that the customers can use?

    And there was/is talk about this guy running for President?

    Are “celebrities” having a contest who can be the most grossest?

    • Stephanie Bishop says:

      He doesn’t work out in public gyms. He works out in what he calls the “Iron Paradise”, which I *think* is just his personal gym he sets up wherever he’s currently filming.

    • TIFFANY says:

      He has his own personal gym and it is in his contract that it travels with him on location for filming.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        Ok, this is IMO even worse. Surely there are toilets on sets as well? Is it so hard to stop the routine for 5 or 10 minutes to go to a proper loo?

        I hope he disposes of the bottles himself, not forcing an assistant or a cleaning lady to do it. Ugh.

      • Emma says:

        That makes more sense but how does he not have bathroom facilities then if he can have whatever he wants (and at his level he certain can)? Not gonna lie, this is gross and so unnecessary. He’s hardly an underpaid Amazon delivery driver.

  11. TIFFANY says:

    I liked Red Notice.

    It was a standard popcorn flick that you can turn your brain off to. It worked because of the charisma of the cast.

    I thought Ryan was pretty good in this. And I always give him a tough time.

  12. GiveMePizza says:

    Sure, having to use the restroom all the time is annoying. But peeing into a water bottle as a solution is gross.

    Can you imagine what the reaction would be if women with heavy flows just started toting around water bottles to shove their used tampons in?!?!

  13. Betsy says:

    Nopity nope nope nope. Urinating in water bottles is DISGUSTING. I don’t care if he showers hourly, that is beyond repellent.

    • ME says:

      Is he talking about plastic water bottles like Nestle that you recycle after one use? I hope to God he’s not putting urine filled bottles in the recycling box. If he’s talking about re-usable water bottles…ummm gross. Does he go home and wash them after?

  14. superashes says:

    Unpopular opinion: I liked Red Notice. I think the three leads did a good job not stepping on one another as concerns lines and roles (it was a welcome balance), and I think the movie in general was a playful (and intentional) tongue in cheek commentary on the action adventure genre, without coming off as snide.


    Steroids can increase urination frequency, just throwing it out there. Studies mostly done on prednisone treatments, etc, who knows what he’ takes.

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I can handle a lot. I HAVE handled a lot. I’ve raised three boys and walked in on a LOT. But there are a very few number of things I won’t tolerate and/or can’t tolerate because I’ll flagrantly puke on the offender with abandon. There is a place for bodily excretions. From your nose to your ass, proper attending to is accomplished privately, away from other humans. It’s bad enough we have to deal with our own maintenance, but having to look at others’ output of any kind? Vomitus maxus of the highest order.

  17. Hawaiimainland gymrat says:

    These types gyms, especially on the island are not really uncommon. There are some that if you don’t have a pass(separate fee to be paid.. experienced this myself) to an adjacent gym next door no you do not have a restroom to use, or they’re outside ones that do not have bathroom facilities. While it may be gross for some and some find it hard to believe it’s common knowledge for small gyms in certain places may not either have the permits for bathroom or shower facilities to incorporate them in their gyms. While the idea is gross bottom line is… You got to go when you got to go, whether you like the idea or not. And also just from experience most of these smaller private gyms don’t have alot of people like major chain gyms like planet fitness or 24 hr fitness, so I’m guessing he’s been at some of them where he’s had the privacy to do so.

    And the steroid comment above while that may apply to some people, if you work out a lot you do tend to urinate a lot because you take in a higher amount of water then those who don’t work out. Someone taking non drug related supplements like d-mannose will urinate more than another person. Doesn’t necessarily mean somebody is on drugs. That is one of the annoying trade-offs we sometimes encounter from working out alot.

  18. ME says:

    As rich as he is, does he not have a gym in his home? Or is he talking about when he’s on the road filming or something. Hotel gyms have bathrooms, or ones nearby down the hall. Plus, are you allowed to just whip out your penis in a public place like that? Aren’t there laws against this? What about women? Is this a males-only gym? So many questions.

  19. Ange says:

    Red Notice was ok but man it was predictable. I feel it’s at a crucial point where both Ryan and The Rock need to mix it up a bit.