Dwayne Johnson shares stories from his crazy youth in ‘Young Rock’
Dwayne Johnson may be one of the most successful and popular celebrities in Hollywood, but he says there is much more to his life than the wrestling champion, soccer player and actor.
In the new TV comedy series Young Rock, which launches on NBC on February 16, fans can watch stories from his colorful but intricate life in various locations.
“There’s so much more I need to share with the world,” the Fast & Furious star said at the start of the show.
Young Rock takes its premise from the tongue-in-cheek fiction that Johnson will be elected to the U.S. presidency in 2032 and questioned about his life. The actor and producer often flirted in public with the idea of running for the White House, most recently in 2019 when he said it was not the right time.
Johnson, 48, is played in the TV series by three actors aged 10, 15 and 18 in screenshots that begin with the fact that he grew up in Hawaii as the son of wrestler Rocky Johnson and with great characters such as Junkyard Dog meng. and Andre the Giant.
After living in 13 different U.S. states at age 13, Johnson’s portrayal is called “my years when I was arrested all the time.”
“We use these terms wild and crazy … but it was incredibly complicated and it was incredibly difficult to grow up,” Johnson told television reporters on Tuesday.
‘At the age of 18, I remember … I was just so determined to make something of myself. It was so important to me, “he added.
Johnson is now one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood, with 214 million Instagram fans and a career ranging from animated film Moana to the former comedy series Ballers.
When he recreated his youth in the comedy series, he was surreal, he said, “I never thought I would be in this position where people make the people in my life alive.”