Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart formed an adamantine bond during their years filming movies together that started with the action-comedy Central Intelligence in 2016 and spanned over five movies and 6 years to make something truly durable and heart-warming. As the duo revs up for their new movie taking over the box office, here’s a throwback to one of the times when The Rock and Kevin Hart yet again effortlessly proved they’re the best impromptu comic duo ever.
Kevin Hart Shares Dwayne Johnson’s Hawaiian Origin Story
During the filming of the sequel to the Jumanji reboot, Jumanji: The Next Level, the cast of the film appeared on The Graham Norton Show as a part of their promotional tour. While there, the talk show host asked about The Rock‘s connection to the tropical haven and he answered that although he was born in the city of San Francisco, he “did a lot of [his] growing up there”.
Kevin Hart immediately jumped in to add a rejoinder about how he had been misinformed about that particular aspect of his co-star’s birthplace and went on a rant about Dwayne Johnson trying to educate him while on set about the island state of Hawaii.
“I could’ve swore you told me. While we were there, you said, “This is my land”… You gave me a very spiritual sppech about how it all started, about how your mother held you over that cliff — ‘This is the cliff where I was born, where my mother gave birth to me.'”
The Rock and Kevin Hart’s Comedic Repartee
As the pair kept reminiscing about their time filming the Jumanji sequel movie, the entire couch and the audience roared with laughter throughout the rant. However, The Rock sportingly went along with his friend’s caricatures to the end and said, “This is the problem, yes, I try to be respectful” which attracted even more laughter from the crowd. When asked about outdoor filming, Hart again went off on his comedic arc adding:
“I didn’t like it at all. Outside of the spiritual grounds that [The Rock] took me to, and I remember he even sung a song, I specifically remember. We’ll talk about it later.”
What made the moment absolute comedic gold was Dwayne Johnson’s perfect timing and his ability to add to Kevin Hart’s comedy. When Hart mentioned the song, The Rock immediately chided, “Well, you don’t have to share it here” and on being further egged on, he challenged the former to sing it which led to a hilarious off-handed musical contribution from the comedian. Kevin Hart later also joked about how The Rock had bullied him with the spiders and centipedes that were native to the forested lands at their filming location.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and its sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level are both available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix, and their latest movie DC League of Super-Pets is out in theatres worldwide.
Source: The Graham Norton Show