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“Don’t tell me how to be”: Dwayne Johnson Lost His Cool After He Was Asked To Lose Weight, Look More Like George Clooney

"Don't tell me how to be": Dwayne Johnson Lost His Cool After He Was Asked To Lose Weight, Look More Like George Clooney

Dwayne Johnson, also known as ‘The Rock’, has had an amazing Hollywood journey that has taken him from being a professional wrestler to becoming one of the most bankable movie stars in the world. Johnson started his entertainment career as a professional wrestler, becoming one of the biggest stars in the WWE. He quickly gained a reputation for his charisma and athleticism, becoming a fan favorite.

Dwayne Johnson in Jumanji: The Next Level
Dwayne Johnson in Jumanji: The Next Level

Johnson’s Hollywood journey has not been without its challenges. Despite his success in wrestling, he initially struggled to find his footing in Hollywood. He faced criticism for his acting ability and was often typecast as a muscle-bound action hero. However, he persevered and continued to take on diverse roles that showcased his range as an actor.

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Dwayne Johnson Has No Plans For Losing Weight

During an interview with Men’s Health in 2022, Dwayne Johnson was asked about losing weight for his roles. The actor shared how he was compared to other actors and was criticized for his weight and size.

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“You can’t call yourself the Rock. You can’t talk about pro wrestling. You can’t be this big. You can’t work out as much. Change your diet. Lose weight. If you want to be like Will Smith, Johnny Depp, and George Clooney, who were the stars at that time, this is how you have to be.” Well, I tried that on for a few years, and then finally, I said, “Man, fuck this. I can’t be like that. I’m not those guys. I could never be those guys. I’m not in a box. Don’t tell me how to be. I’m going to be myself.”

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Johnson also reflected on his training for his role in Black Adam. He said his goal was to attain his career-best physique, surpassing even his years as a football player and pro wrestler. He collaborated with his trainer, Dave Rienzi, for over a decade and faced the challenge of sustaining his peak physical condition for several months. It was not a matter of simply pushing through with sheer willpower and endurance, as this approach would lead to physical breakdowns regardless of age.

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What Changes Did Dwayne Johnson Bring To His Diet

Dwayne Johnson shared that his approach to nutrition centers around consuming wholesome foods that align with his goals, which remain unchanged throughout the year. The actor said he prioritizes maintaining his physique over working to get back into shape.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

“I usually eat the same thing every day for days and weeks and months. It’s very consistent. It’s very boring. It’s also extremely disciplined. That’s something I picked up from my old man, who was a hardcore gym fanatic. He taught me very early on not to eat to please the tongue but to eat to nourish the body. He taught me that when I was five. That’s probably why I need therapy.”

While this may seem tedious, it reflects the actor’s discipline and commitment to his health goals. He learned the importance of nourishing the body rather than simply pleasing taste buds.

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Source: Men’s Health

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