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The Rock's Attempt At An English Accent Is The Worst Thing Ever

Tom Wood

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The Rock's Attempt At An English Accent Is The Worst Thing Ever

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Everyone loves Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. He's absolutely jacked and seems like an all-round good guy. However, it would seem as if there are a few things that he can't do, and one thing in particular that he should just never do - an English accent - and there is video evidence to prove this.


In a 'completely unscripted and candid' look behind the scenes of Disney's The Jungle Cruise, The Rock, Jack Whitehall - who himself sounds like someone pretending to do an English accent - and Emily Blunt can be seen working out in the gym.

At one stage, The Rock goes over to give some encouragement to Jack Whitehall as he works out on a machine, who performs a completely awful impression of Dwayne himself.

To be quite honest, given that Jack Whitehall lived through The Rock's heyday in the WWE/WWF it seems strange that he wouldn't at least be able to have a go at doing one of Rocky's favourite catchphrases. It was practically on the curriculum at my school during the 1990s.

That said, you could safely assume that most people went to a significantly different school to Jack Whitehall.

Anyway, Emily Blunt doesn't get away from this without injury either. Despite being a fantastic actress on her day, playing a huge former wrestling champion is perhaps outside of her natural range. She does an awful Dwayne Johnson impression as well.

All of this, however, pales into insignificance once The Rock tries to emulate the English accent. He mentions something about 'Quidditch' - which, lest we forget, is not a real thing - and something else about 'Mary Poppins' - also not real.

All classic touchstones of the people of England, there's no doubt, but executed poorly.


Now, as we all know, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is capable of many things. He has gone from being a young Canadian football player to The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, to the world's highest paid actor.

You don't reach the latter title without having some chops, and I'm certain that The Rock is very good at what he does.

However, I would be very surprised to see him appearing in Poldark or The Crown any time in the near future.

Either way, they resolved their differences at the end with a lovely hug that put Jack Whitehall into a sandwich between the torsos of Emily Blunt and The Rock.

I have dramatically mixed feelings about whether that is a desirable place to be or not.

Topics: Disney, TV and Film, Emily Blunt, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson

Tom Wood
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