Friday, January 22, 2010

Dwayne JohnsonDWAYNE Johnson is happy to be the butt of people’s jokes.

The former WWE star — who plays a mean-spirited ice-hockey player turned tooth fairy in new movie Tooth Fairy — insists he didn’t mind wearing a pink tutu while making his latest big screen project.

“There were like 500 extras on the set the day I wore it,” Johnson recalled to Parade magazine. “It was the very first day of filming and I was arriving in fairyland. So, there I was in my pink tutu and size 14 ballet slippers.

“It wasn’t so bad until I realized that I was doing my first scene with my costar Julie Andrews, who I was meeting for the first time. But, she was very gracious. I think she may even have complimented me on how well my tutu fit. My philosophy is, it’s always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don’t mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But, I’d like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.

“This was my first movie wearing a pair of wings. Not only did I co-star with Julie Andrews, but also Billy Crystal — two icons who I’ve admired over the years ever since I was a kid. But, who would have thought all three of us would have wings?”

“In the beginning,” Dwayne adds, “my character is a dream killer, he doesn’t believe in the possibility of dreams or the power that dreams can have. Not only that, he doesn’t understand the impact as an adult that he has on children’s lives.

“I’ve always realized that whether you have kids or not, as adults we’re all connected in some way to children and we have a power to influence them — just make sure that they understand their own potential and how important dreams are.”


  • http://dancersunitecharlotte.blogspot.com/ charlotte

    I love what he had to say about adults being able to be a (hopefully positive) influence in children’s lives, even if the adults are not parents themselves.

    Also, I think it’s so cool that he doesn’t take himself too seriously.