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Franchise Viagra Dwayne Johnson Does A reddit AMA: Now With Exclusive 'Hercules' Clip!

By Jodi Smith | Seriously Random Lists | July 23, 2014 |


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Dwayne Johnson graced reddit with his presence today for a round of the ol’ Ask Me Anything. Johnson has his Hercules movie punching theaters in the face this Friday. He dropped this exclusive clip, which I then picked up and pasted here for you. ENJOY!

Was Hercules your most demanding role? Including diet, workout and the acting itself?

Hercules was by far my most demanding role. I knew that going it though - so I was prepared to go the distance and commit. 6 months of hard core training, prep and diet. Chariot, sword and combat training as well. What I didn’t count on was the injury that occurred 6 weeks before shooting (tore two tendons from my pelvis) which then ultimately led to my abdomen wall weakening which cause 3 hernia tears. So wrap all that up into a big ass ball of fun pain and you have the most challenging role Ive ever had. ;). Also when I arrived on set in Budapest in a physical peak I was happy with for the character, I had to maintain that look for the next 5 months. Very taxing on the body - physically, mentally and every which way in between. Funny thing is, if I had to do it all over again.. I’d do it twice. Only I’d add a freaking cheat meal once a week or so. Geeeezus

Hey Dwayne, do you have a dream role that you’ve always wanted to play?

Well Hercules was a dream role for me. When I was 5yrs old I was in awe of the late great Steve Reeves movie poster of him as Hercules. I saw it in a gym when I used to go hang with my dad while he and his buddies worked out. I remember then being captivated by that iconic look. To be able to bring that to life - make a movie for a generation is a dream come true (and very f’n cool;).

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Hi Rock, I recently heard that you finished filming the latest Fast and Furious movie. What was it like finishing the series without Paul Walker?

Finishing Fast and Furious without Paul was very bittersweet. His death was heartbreaking and in a way, informed us that we should be even more grateful for every waking minute and hug our loved ones and friends just that much tighter and stronger. I truly feel audiences will be very happy and emotionally moved by Fast 7. Im proud of the movie we made - proud of my fellow actors, director, studio partners and hard working blue collar film crew. The truth is, like all movies - Fast and Furious will come and go and hopefully, leave an incredible movie legacy behind. To me, the #1 most important thing I care about is making sure his daughter has stability in her life and good solid men around her to help raise her in the wake of Paul’s passing. (MYB)

What is your view on the turtleneck as a tactical garment?

The turtleneck can in fact work as a tactical garment, but you should also have a leather fanny pack on standby.

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I read that you’re good friends with Arnold. So, who would win in a fight: Conan, or Hercules?

AHNAHLD SCHWARZENEGGER: I just came here to congratulate Dwayne, but you just gave me a great idea for a movie. I would love to do a movie with Dwayne - the Oak and the Rock - it couldn’t be more perfect.
Anyway, congratulations Dwayne. The movie looks fantastic and I can tell you know what’s best in life. Let’s get together soon and share sword stories.

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women?

AHNAHLD SCHWARZENEGGER: Absolutely. But also, I’m hoping everyone respects the Rock not just for his body and athletic ability when he crushes his enemies, but for his relentless drive and more importantly, the way he gives back to the community. It is a rare thing and we should all be inspired.

Will you play in a Sylvester Stallone movie ? Co-starring Terry Crew ?

If you’re asking if I would consider being in the EXPENDABLES franchise - then the answer is yes. BUT.. I don’t want to be on their team and be buddies with them. F*ck that noise. I want to hunt every single one of them down and tell them to “send your soul to heaven cause your ass is mine.” Rousey lives cause she’d be my characters training partner and Crews lives as well cause my character would need someone to compete at pec popping with.

have you ever thought about doing a stand up comedy special for HBO or even Comedy Central?

Funny (not literally) you asked. One of our 7 Bucks Entertainment prod goals for 2015 is to start the development for a “Rock One Man Show” live. Comedy, singing (w/ my Willie guitar of course), stories and anecdotes, audience interaction and how to rock a fanny pack without looking too much like a buff lesbian.

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