Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a gem of Hollywood. He’s on the top of the Forbes list of highest-paid entertainers in 2022 with a dazzling net worth of $800 million and an estimated annual income of $270 million. But all this fame and money didn’t come that easily to him.
Before his rise to stardom, the officially retired WWE legend was what you would call a top-notch athlete. He eventually got into wrestling and then into the WWE, becoming one of the most charismatic wrestlers ever. But those years have passed, and underneath all that muscle and huge smile is a caring father who loves his kids as much as he loves his acting profession or more!
When Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Got Real Candid In An Interview
When you think of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson you might think of this- a towering and menacing wrestler who could probably take on 10 guys at one time. But that’s not all there is to him.
The 50-year-old actor makes waves all over the internet every time a major movie comes out with him in the cast, and it’s simply because those movies never miss (at least at the box office). Maybe it’s related to how funny of an actor he is, or that he’s simply one of the biggest actors in Hollywood right now.
But the San Andreas star isn’t only about money, muscle, and fame. Dwayne Johnson has three daughters- Simone Alexandra Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, and Tia Giana Johnson. Johnson had Simone with his ex-wife Dany Garcia, and the latter two with Lauren Hashian. It’s no doubt that he loves them all dearly.
During an interview with Vanity Fair, the Black Adam star got candid about his personal life and his three daughters. The interviewer asks him what makes him feel at peace, to which Johnson answers-
“I feel at peace when I’m somewhat isolated, and what I mean by that is my family is with me, of course. Or sometimes they’re not, but I’m at peace when…I’m really surrounded by nothing but mother nature, and there’s no one else around, that’s what I feel at peace.”
The interviewer follows up with another question asking him about what never fails to make the father of three emotional-
“I could think about my babies and get emotional. I can think about my babies, and hear old, traditional songs from the islands, Samoan songs, Hawaiian songs- they’ll get me emotional. So yeah, there are handful of things that will get me emotional.”
It’s quite amazing that Dwayne Johnson has kept in touch with his Samoan roots even after all the popularity that he has amassed in his life. He’s the perfect role model for everyone around the world.
When Dwayne Johnson Was Told He’d Never Make It Big As An Actor
It’s not easy to just straight-up switch your careers on a whim. John Cena is one of the very few that we can count off the top of our heads who has made some considerable progress in their acting career.
But it’s Dwayne Johnson‘s transition into probably one of the biggest actors in the world that still impresses us to this day, however, it wasn’t that easy for him. The Red Notice star was actually told off by some notable names that he won’t be seeing the red carpet for too long if he doesn’t stop using his now-iconic name.
During an appearance on Good Morning America, the 50-year-old actor talked about his early days in Hollywood-
“When I first got to Hollywood, many moons, ago, out of the world of pro wrestling- the biggest stars at that time were George Clooney and Johnny Depp and Will Smith. I was told, ‘Well, if you wanna make it, if you want to be a star, then you can’t call yourself The Rock, don’t talk about pro wrestling. You gotta lose weight, go on a diet, you’re too big, don’t go to the gym as much,’”
That’s not what we expected of the three actors pressuring a newcomer star in the industry! But it’s important to note that Hollywood had a lot of talent at the time, and that is only bound to brew an atmosphere of competition among its big stars.
Dwayne Johnson will be starring in the upcoming Black Adam movie, it releases in theaters on October 21, 2022.