Dwayne The Rock Johnson Reveals that His Difficult Childhood Drives His Success

Source: highsnobiety.com

Dwayne is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, with astonishing $86 million earned last year. However, he confessed about his tough childhood. The ex-professional wrestler who became a famous movie star explained that his poor growing up still forms the way he sees the world.

Making movies and TV shows that make people happy is his prime concern, as Johnson said to the New York Post. Also, he’s well aware that many fans all over the world cannot always afford a cinema ticket.

Johnson said: “I know what it’s like to earn a dollar. I know what it’s like to live pay cheque to pay cheque and wonder how you’re going to pay the rent.”

“Money doesn’t fall out of the sky. So if you’re going to pay for your ticket, that inspires me to want to make a great movie,” the actor added.


Dwayne admitted that his family was evicted from their home when he was only 14 years old. That unpredictability that followed him motivated him to remain modest.

In spite of being highly requested, with a lot of movies lined up, he manages to stay firmly on the ground. His latest project that is the part of the Fast and the Furious franchise managed to bring in record numbers, and predictions say that it will easily go over $1 billion.

The star confessed: “I know what it’s like to be evicted. I always say to everyone, ‘Hey, around the corner we’re getting evicted. Get to work!’ I drive everyone crazy with that.”


His next project is a big-screen remake of the super famous 90s TV show Baywatch, where he will star together with Zac Efron. The Rock told us that it’s not supposed to be a replica of the original show. Nonetheless, there are swimmers in red swimsuits and a lot of running down the beach in slow motion.

However, he promised that it would be saucier and more action-based.

“I always say, I have one boss. Not the movie studios … but the audience, the people.” He continued by adding “You know that cool feeling that you feel when you walk out of the theatre thinking, ‘That was the greatest movie!’ And you’re kind of floating and talking about it in the car?”

“I like that kind of thing,” the actor concluded.