Dwayne Johnson takes us inside the Faster set In the late 90s, he was a major part in the resurgence of "sports entertainment" known as professional wrestling, when he could captivate audiences with just a single twitch of the eyebrow as "The Rock." It wasn't long before his mammoth build and electrifying persona took him into the world of regular entertainment, i.e. the movies, where he now goes by his given name, Dwayne Johnson. After a stretch of successful family-friendly movies such as Race to Witch Mountain and Tooth Fairy, Dwayne Johnson is making a glorious return to the action genre with Faster, which will be released in theaters on November 24.
Back in March, I was one of a select few press members who was invited to the set and, wouldn't you know it, one of the first people we ran into was Dwayne Johnson. I had never met this enormous man before, although I was told by several colleagues that he was one of the nicest guys in the biz. Sure, he stands 6'4" and has arms the size of my head, but I knew just after a short exchange with him, that all those stories were true. "The Rock" really is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. We were set to speak with him later in the day, but he made it a point to welcome us to the set, which was very cool indeed.Read More