In a brand new trailer for his upcoming NBC comedy Younger Rock, Dwayne Johnson detailed how rising up in a wrestling household closely impacted who he’s as we speak.
“To know me, you must perceive the place I got here from,” the wrestler-turned-actor says within the video.
Johnson remembers rising up in Hawaii the place he was raised his dad Rocky Johnson and mother Ata Johnson.
“To me, my dad was a superhero,” Johnson stated of his late father, who was a world champion skilled wrestler. “Generally, once you develop up round wrestlers, you study classes in very attention-grabbing methods.”
On Tuesday (February 2), throughout NBC’s TCA press tour, Johnson added about how his childhood was “extremely robust.”
“Rising up, and you recognize we particularly went with these timelines in my life that have been very defining occasions at 10 years outdated, 15, and 18,” he stated, in accordance with PEOPLE. “There’s a number of issues in between these years that occurred … nevertheless it was difficult, and the connection that I had with my dad was extremely difficult.”
Johnson revealed although that their relationship was “fueled robust love,” stemming from his dad’s personal childhood. “My dad was kicked out of his home at 13 and he was homeless, in order that then formed the person who then raised me,” he stated. “And in that complication got here a rare life that was filled with journey. I lived in 13 completely different states the point I used to be 13 years outdated, additionally lived in New Zealand.”
On January 15, 2020, Rocky Johnson handed away. On the next Father’s Day, Dwayne opened up about how a lot he meant to him.
“Completely happy Father’s Day to this infrequently smiling OG unhealthy ass,” he wrote. “Little boys nature, look as much as and idolize their outdated man. They wish to be similar to em, do no matter they do and are all the time on the lookout for their approval,”
He added partly: “Humorous factor is the day I ended on the lookout for that approval was the day I understood what it meant to be man and extra importantly, a father. That shift lifted me to a brand new stage of gratitude for the robust love he all the time gave.”
Watch the brand new trailer for Younger Rock beneath.