Dwayne Johnson has accomplished a lot in his career, both during his wrestling days and at present in the film industry. But more than that, his inherently unflinching tenacity, coupled with his persistent toils at becoming a better version of himself, is what stands as the hallmarks of his true being. And the same has served as an inspiration to innumerable people with even some of the most successful Hollywood actors looking up to The Rock, one of whom, happens to be Tom Holland.
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Why Tom Holland Idolizes Dwayne Johnson
If there’s one thing Dwayne Johnson is known for, it’s his dedication and conscientiousness concerning his work. The former professional wrestler practically exudes diligence, and that is exactly what became a source of inspiration for Tom Holland.
Popular for portraying Marvel’s web-slinger Spider-Man, Holland reached the height of international fame after starring in numerous blockbuster films, including 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home which grossed $1.9 billion globally. Courtesy of his MCU breakthrough, the English actor is, at present, sitting on a giant fortune of roughly $25 million.
In a GQ profile, Holland expressed his reverence toward the Black Adam star as he remarked how The Rock motivated him to be “the hardest-working person in the room.”
“The Rock is someone I’ve always looked up to. His whole thing is: Be the hardest-working person in the room. It’s something that I’ve really taken to heart. And when I heard him say that for the first time, I was like, ‘That is a really good saying.'”
Lucky for the Uncharted star, his idol happens to share the same sentiment.
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Dwayne Johnson Wants to Work With Tom Holland Someday
When The Rock found out that he motivated and inspired Holland to work harder, the Central Intelligence star in turn responded with a string of appreciation for the latter, claiming how the 26-year-old has managed to “navigate” his global stardom “brilliantly and elegantly.”
“Look forward to working with him one day”, the Hobbs & Shaw actor said. “Thanks big man. Let’s find something,” Holland replied.
Very cool. @TomHolland1996’s a good buddy and continues to earn his success daily. That level of fame isn’t easy to navigate and he’s done it brilliantly & elegantly. Look forward to working with him one day. #hardestworkersintheroom 👊🏾 https://t.co/hGmpIazTJm
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 5, 2019
Marvel and DC’s rivalry is a tale as old as time and the stakes are deadly high, now more than ever, with both studios hell-bent on beating each other. So, while both Johnson and Holland have brushed upon the prospect of collaborating on a project, it might just be a tad bit difficult given how they’re both a part of two of the biggest competitors in the film industry. But that doesn’t mean they can’t join forces outside of the comic book circuit.
There were even rumors that Holland wanted The Rock to star in Uncharted 2 should the sequel get the green light. So, who knows, maybe the MCU and DCU stars might just end up sharing the screen someday soon after all.
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Source: GQ Style