Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, like many self-isolating celebrities, is doing his best to engage with fans via social media. In Johnson’s case, his social distancing has led to many online Q&A sessions where the current biggest box office draw in the world chats with his followers, answering queries and offering up engaging anecdotes.
Johnson’s latest story takes us back a decade, to a time when it wasn’t as easy for him to get headlining roles. “Was there a movie role I really wanted, but lost to another actor?” Johnson started. “Yup. The role was Jack Reacher. The actor was Tom Cruise. Business is business and I’m happy he got it.”
Here, take a look at Johnson explain his loss. Which turned into an immediate gain because, very soon after, he landed a big role in Fast Five.
“I’m positive that the role of Jack Reacher, because it was an established character, an IP that was well known and beloved around the world, that I wouldn’t have had the creative space to do what I wanted with the character,” Johnson said.
“I look back in gratitude that I didn’t get Jack Reacher.”
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