Dwayne Johnson, AKA The Rock, is one of the most in-demand talents in showbiz. He has made a strong impression in the entertainment industry and steadily built a career in Hollywood. Before launching an acting career, Johnson began his professional journey as a wrestler in 1996.
As a professional athlete, he defeated several tough wrestlers during fight tournaments, plus earned many championship title tags throughout his wrestling career. But his love for cinema inspired him to go for acting in the film industry. His rise from WWE Champion to one of the highest-grossing actors is inspiring.
Johnson recently took to his Instagram and shared an amusing video featuring his two daughters as he went on to watch the newly released Disney studios film The Little Mermaid. The actor thanked the studio for the movie Invite and applauded Halle Bailey for her remarkable performance.
Dwayne Johnson Praised Halle Bailey’s Performance in The Little Mermaid
Dwayne Johnson is a charming star whose on-stage and off-stage persona is incredible. He is a witty and bold American actor, film producer, and former professional wrestler best known by his ring name, The Rock. His contribution to cinema in terms of delivering iconic roles and remarkable performances is arguably the best. Johnson’s sultry physique and acting maven have earned him millions of fans worldwide.
He is one of the actors who often praises his co-stars and new talents’ acting skills in his interviews and on social media; with that said, he recently took to Instagram and penned a note in which he applauded The Little Mermaid movie star Halle Bailey’s performance.
Despite the racist backlash, the film continues to receive immense success at the box office. While admirers applaud Bailey’s portrayal of Disney princess Ariel, Dwayne Johnson joins the list of stars who hail her performance in her new film recently.
The ten-time world champion shared a video and penned a lengthy note in the caption praising Halle Bailey,
“Huge thank you to the amazing; @hallebailey + director Rob Marshall, @disneystudios for being so gracious and kind. The invite, the movie, the toys, the SNACKS. I’m very impressed with Halle’s performance on the big screen – what presence and charisma, but perhaps more importantly- I’ve been super impressed with Halle’s grace and mana as she’s moved thru this global spotlight with maturity and soul.”
Dwayne Johnson added he knew nothing about Halle Bailey before watching her new film The Little Mermaid. The actor described,
“I didn’t realize it, til these little munchkins (his daughters) asked me to google her – but Halle’s just a kid herself. Impressive. Halle, keep being the hardest worker in the room, and the sky’s the limit. Look forward to working with you one day.”
The actor concluded his post as he wrote,
“And the coolest part of the day – for me – as a proud girl dad – was watching our little girls of color, watch Halle and all the mermaids on the big screen, and these little ones didn’t think twice about it because – that’s their norm. All shades, all colors. Very cool. Congrats again & mahalo and our families had a great time at the movies!”
Halle Bailey plays the fictional character of Ariel in The Little Mermaid. It is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film of the same name. The film is receiving an overwhelming response from the audience and has already crossed $250 million; at the global box office.
A Brief Note on Dwayne Johnson’s Career
Dwayne Johnson is one of the most hardworking stars in the entertainment industry. He is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time in the world. The actor gained the attention of industry heavyweights with his big-screen debut in The Mummy Returns in 2001. Since then, Johnson has won several critically acclaimed awards for his genius acting chops. The actor has worked with ace directors in several films and earned top billings by becoming one of the world’s highest-grossing actors in showbiz. He has starred in films like Red Notice, Jungle Cruise, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Moana, Rampage, The Rundown, and Be Cool.
Source: Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram