Sound Bite: Dwayne The Rock Johnson – people come up to him more often in Vegas?
Yeah well yeah you know what’s interesting is when you come to Vegas you know people typically if you’re not a if you’re a serious or experienced gambler you know people come to Vegas with that mindset, I’m just I’m gonna go crazy. When that plane lands, everything I’ve ever dreamed or ever thought about um I’m gonna do when I’m in Vegas. And then that’s usually accompanied by a lot of alcohol, so by the time we’re on the strip shooting at 2 AM, it’s all caution to the wind. Those people are coming up to me, they’re trying to get into my cab, they’re walking literally in the shot, women are coming up to me, guys are making all kinds of noise. Uh but it’s a lot of fun. Little bit of a challenge but it was still a lot of fun.
Sound Bite: Dwayne The Rock Johnson – melding the 2
Well right that was a big reason why I wanted to do the movie. I love the idea of playing this character. Not only that but making this type of movie that not only felt like an action/adventure movie but where you can infuse some great action with a lot of the elements that are always great to see if you make a movie for the entire family to see. Heart, family, a little bit of humor, especially a movie like this, some fantasy involved so I like the idea of infusing all these elements and making that type of movie.
Sound Bite: Dwayne The Rock Johnson – was he a fan of the original
I was a fan and I was especially a fan of empowered kids because you know when you’re a kid uh you know that’s awesome when other kids have powers. You dream about that kind of stuff so I was a fan, I was a big fan.
Sound Bite: Dwayne The Rock Johnson – playing the tooth fairy next
The tooth fairy is a big family comedy. Yeah we shot that in Vancouver and it’s so much fun. I had a chance to see some footage of it and you know for us it was an exciting movie to make because not only was the material really funny and not only, and I become the tooth fairy, but you know really you’re showcasing something that hasn’t been seen before at least not in that capacity of a big movie so we’re introducing the world to the tooth fairy it’s awesome.
Sound Bite: Dwayne The Rock Johnson – he gravitates more to comedy
Well originally when I first started, it’s like I was getting I was only doing action movies, and by the way that was only material I was getting, it’s like you’re getting scoop neck action material like that’s what you’re getting, but yet I wanted to try to create as much opportunity as I could to work in different genres. I love the idea of doing comedy um and I love the idea of making people laugh and feel good is a really cool thing but I wasn’t getting that type of material so you know I would it was I knew I had to try and create these opportunities for comedy. It’s like going on Saturday Night Live for the very first time and hosting that. (talks) I’ll be doing it again which is great so it’s creating that type of opportunity, going on Saturday Night Live and then doing things on that show that people wouldn’t necessarily expect. You want to dress in drag, you want to put on nail polish, yeah, I’ll do that, absolutely. You want to dress up like a monkey, I’ll do it, yeah, absolutely. Um so again it was just a matter of trying to create different opportunities to work in different genres but there’s nothing like making people laugh and feel good. That’s always really gratifying.
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