Dwayne Johnson is presently one of the most popular celebrities with his Hollywood and WWE career. His popularity can be traced back to the days of WWE when he was widely known as The Rock. Over the years, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has evolved to be a major celebrity with a massive fan following. But his fan following is not only limited to people outside of the industry. O’Shea Jackson Jr., the son of rapper Ice Cube also got his massive fan moment when he spotted the Jumanji star surprisingly for the first time.
O’Shea Jackson Jr. is the son of the famous rapper and the N.W.A singer Ice Cube, was recently seen in the movie Cocaine Bear. The actor and rapper had a major moment in his childhood when he got the chance to have lunch with Dwayne Johnson even though it didn’t go on very well for Jackson Jr.
How was the first meeting between Dwayne Johnson and O’Shea Jackson Jr.?
O’Shea Jackson Jr. revealed that the meeting was unexpected and he never imagined something like that. He was surprisingly pulled off from school by his father Ice Cube and while he was wondering if he had done something wrong, it was revealed by his father to be a lunch meeting between them and Dwayne Johnson.
During a conversation on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Den of Thieves star explained the incident. He admitted how he was starstruck when he spotted the Black Adam lead for the first time. O’Shea Jackson Jr., who was 12 back when The Rock was also yet to make a Hollywood debut lost his words and it turned out to be quite an embarrassing situation for him.
“So we go to this restaurant, we sit down [at a] big table. Here comes The Rock, all six foot-four of him, and he sits down, and I can’t say a word. You have to prepare a child for when they’re about to meet their hero. I had nothing lined up! I’m just staring at this man talking to my dad, and my dad’s nudging me like, ‘Say something!’ And I just couldn’t.”
But O’Shea Jackson Jr. made sure to keep something from his first meeting with Dwayne Johnson. He bagged a quarter when Johnson paid for the meal and kept it safely in his sandwich bag to date.
“When he paid for his meal, and the lady came and brought his change, I took a quarter. I took The Rock’s quarter. I have it in a sandwich bag to this day.”
It can be concluded that the Just Mercy actor didn’t have a very bad meeting with Dwayne Johnson after all. The actor was recently seen in the movie Cocaine Bear and is set to appear in another movie alongside Gerard Butler.
What’s in the future for O’Shea Jackson Jr.?
The Cocaine Bear starring O’Shea Jackson Jr. alongside Keri Russell and Alden Ehrenreich garnered favorable reviews and also performed well commercially. It also marked the return of Jackson Jr. to the movies following a hiatus of 4 years.
He is next to star in the sequel to the Gerard Butler starrer Den of Thieves 2: Pantera. Despite garnering mixed reviews, the first movie did well commercially. Currently, the movie lacks a release date.
While Ice Cube’s son is looking forward to his career in the movies, Dwayne Johnson was recently seen in SmackDown making his comeback to the ring after 4 years as well. There he taught Austin Theory a lesson following a verbal battle and now the fans are excited to know if he will be there with WWE for long.