“If I fail, I’ll fail being me”: The Rock Was Told He Would Never Make It Big in Hollywood For His Massive Size, Was Asked to Change His Name to Become Like Will Smith

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has created a special niche for himself in Hollywood. We associate his presence with adventure films like the Jumanji franchise, and Jungle Cruise. He has also made quite a name through his action movie roles. But apparently, things weren’t always so smooth for the former pro wrestling champion when he decided to transition into an acting career.

The Baywatch actor has now revealed that as he was starting out as an actor in Hollywood after being a tremendously successful WWE champion, he was pretty demotivated by a plethora of people who tried bringing him down.

Dwayne Johnson has had an interesting career

Dwayne The Rock Johnson in WWE
Dwayne Johnson in WWE

Dwayne Johnson began his acting career with the 1991 film Beyond the Mat. However, the first worthwhile project he appeared in was 2001’s The Mummy Returns. Since then, the actor has come a long way appearing in fairly popular and successful projects like the Fast and Furious franchise. And now, he is all set to make his debut as a superhero in DC’s Black Adam, which he has claimed to be one of the most important roles of his life.

The actor has been promoting the DCEU film more than anything he has ever worked in. There have been speculations that if the project ends up being successful, not only will the actor get a direct sequel, but Black Adam’s character has the potential to become a central figure in binding DCEU, and its other characters.

Also Read: ‘When Dwayne Johnson Commits To Something, He Does it Big’: Black Adam Director Confirms Movie Will Be Spectacular Because of The Rock

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson opens up about his trials in the beginning

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam

In an interview to promote the same film, Johnson spoke to Good Morning America,

Way to go to tackle stereotypical images after all. Johnson is living proof of the fact that one can switch careers mid-lane and still be successful.

Also Read: “Dwayne Johnson Will Be President of the United States One Day”: WWE Legend Strongly Believes The Rock Will Do The Right Thing As President

Source: Good Morning America

Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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