Dwayne Johnson says late dad 'would have loved' new TV series 'Young Rock'

NBC’sYoung Rockmay largely be about Dwayne Johnson’s good old days, but it also aims to be honest: Those days weren’t all good.

それ, Johnson hopes, will inject the forthcoming sitcom about his life with an authenticity that audiences will appreciate.
My life — ええと, we use these terms ‘wildand ‘crazyand those are great sizzle words that we use as we promote this thingbut it was incredibly complicated, and it was incredibly tough growing up,” Johnson told reporters Tuesday in a virtual news conference. “そして, ええと, we specifically went with these timelines in my life that were very defining times.
Young Rockfocuses on three time periodswhen Johnson was 10, 15 そして 18 — as well as an alternate reality version of Johnson in 2032, when he is campaigning for president. Young actors Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu play Johnsonknown by his family asDewey” — at those ages and are tasked with bringing to life stories from the superstar’s past.
    The show delves into everything from Johnson’s sometimes-rebellious ways to what he describes as hiscomplicatedrelationship with his wrestler father, Rocky Johnson.
    Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson, Adrian Groulx as Dwayne and Nate Jackson as Junkyard Dog appear in a scene from "Young Rock."

    A larger-than-life figure in real life and portrayed as such on screen by Joseph Lee Anderson, the WWE Hall of Famer died suddenly in January 2020 at age 75.
    I think really when I look back on this and I can reflect, the series has really allowed, in a way, me to appreciate those hard times that much more,” Johnson said. “Because through the brilliance of (executive producers) Nahnatchka (Kahn) and Jeff (Chiang), they were able to craft something that still made audiencesI hope and I think and fingers crossedfeel a certain way and know that we all go through these tough times.
    Balance was key, 彼は言った. For all thecomplications,” as he calls them, there wasso much good stuffabout his past. Like a childhood with lots of travel and being surrounded by big personalities, formidable female figures and wrestling greats (many of whom are portrayed on the show).
    What Johnson is sure of, 彼は言った, is that his late father would have relished seeing the world of professional wrestling portrayed in a “ポジティブ” light.
      He would have loved this and he would have been so proud because for the first time, certainly in prime time, we are showcasing this world that he and all of his brothers of the ring, so to speakgave their life to,” Johnson said. “I know it would meant a lot to my dad.
      Young Rockpremieres Tuesday, 2月 16, on NBC.




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