Dwayne Johnson Responds To Being Given Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Somehow managing to be both Hollywood's most giant badass, and its nicest guy at the same time, The Rock's unique blend of bone-crushing biceps and grandma-charming grin has finally landed him a spot of the hallowed Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Credit: The Rock

2017's Walk of Fame ceremony on 13 December will see Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson added to the, quite literally, star-studded street - cementing his name as one of tinsel town's biggest players. And he's pretty pleased about it, too.

"Not only does Dwayne have a great personality and talent, but he also does a great amount of philanthropic work which is part of the criteria for earning an immortal spot on the Walk of Fame," producer of Walk of Fame ceremonies, Ana Martinez, told Variety. "We envision scores of photos being taken at his star by his fans."

After the announcement was made by Variety on Tuesday evening, The Rock shared the article on Twitter, alongside the caption: "A true true honor. What a full circle journey. So grateful and so many people to thank. See everyone there! Tequila on me." (sic)

That could end up being a lot of tequilas.

The Rock's next big film release is the hotly anticipated, stand-alone sequel to 1995's Jumanji. The movie, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, will star the former-pro wrestler, alongside Kevin Hart and Jack Black.

After the tragic death of Robin Williams, who starred in the original film, The Rock, who is also a producer on the new film, was keen to stay true to his spirit.

"That was the number one thing that I just wanted to have open dialogue with Jake (Kasdan, the director) and Matt Tolmach, our producer, and the studio," Johnson told Cinemablend.

"What is the way that we can pay homage to the original movie, not only to the original movie, but to Robin Williams in a way that felt good and that made people feel good, but yet, as you said, not get bogged down in it?

"So, I think we came up with some really nice ways to pay homage and, yeah, I think the family is going to be very, very happy with it. And without giving too much away, there... Now, I'm biting my tongue right now..."

Fans won't have to wait long to see the lovable giant in action again, when Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle hits cinemas nationwide on 20 December.

Words: Paddy Maddison

Featured Image Credit: PA

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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