Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson:Moviehole talked to The Rock today, who talked about his upcoming projects. He also confirmed that Uma Thurman and Vince Vaughn will be joining him on Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty.
Clint: They're talking about you as someone that might replace Arnold for "The Terminator 4" or "Predator 3". Would you be interested?
The Rock: I've heard that a lot actually. I don't know. Thing is, Arnold has put so much into those roles. They're his roles. I liked "Terminator 3" but I loved the first two movies, and "Predator", the first one, is just fantastic.
Clint: You got to do a bit of comedy in "Welcome to the Jungle". Was that fun?
The Rock: Sure. That was a lot of fun. I always wanted to do an action movie that also had comedy in it, like "Lethal Weapon" or "Midnight Run". My Next movie is an even broader comedy role; I'm doing the sequel to "Get Shorty". We start in February.
Clint: So not an action role then?
The Rock: No, purely a comedy role. What I'd like to do in my acting career is diversify myself, learn as much as I can about the process as possible. "Be Cool" is going to be great, it's John Travotla, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn "we've got this huge cast. And get this: I play a bodyguard who wants to break into Hollywood, who can sing, and he's gay! [Laughs]
Clint: You've got quite a full schedule, haven't you?
The Rock: Yep, "Spy Hunter", and then "Be Cool" and of course "Waling Tall" coming out soon. I'm not complaining though. It's hard to believe sometimes. I mean 7 years ago, I had nothing to do.
Clint: Have we seen the last of "The Scorpion King"?
The Rock: Never say Never. I think so, but, well, I'd like to do another one. I mean, there's such a big gap in timeline between the start of "The Mummy" sequel and the end of "The Scorpion King" that I think there's a story in the middle there too. How he becomes and all.