There’s no one fairly like The Rock.
Throughout tonight’s 2019 MTV Film & TV Awards, a really particular actor was awarded the Technology Award from host Zachary Levi. In case you did not already guess, congratulations are to ensure that Dwayne Johnson.
Whereas accepting his particular trophy, Dwayne could not assist however recall his early days in Hollywood when individuals weren’t certain what to think about him.
“Once I first received to Hollywood, Hollywood, they did not know what the hell to do with me. I imply, I used to be half black, half Samoan, six foot 4, 275 pound professional wrestler,” he recalled. “I used to be advised at the moment you gotta be a sure method. You gotta drop some weight. You gotta be someone totally different. You gotta cease understanding, cease doing the issues that I really like. You gotta cease calling your self ‘The Rock.'”
He continued, “For years I truly purchased into it since you suppose, oh, that is what—that is what I am presupposed to do. I used to be depressing doing that so I made a alternative. The selection was I wasn’t gonna conform to Hollywood. Hollywood was gonna conform to me.”
Between his success within the WWE and on the massive display screen, Dwayne definitely proved the doubters flawed.
And whereas standing on MTV’s massive stage, the actor could not assist however share some phrases of recommendation to his followers of all ages.
“Sure it is necessary to be your self,” he shared. “[But] you gotta acknowledge the enjoyment and the accountability of bringing all people with you. We carry all people with us and also you try this by being sort, by being compassionate, by being inclusive and straight up, simply being good to individuals as a result of that issues.”
Dwayne continued, “And when you can hit that place, that is once you develop into influential. That is when you may have actual international affect in a constructive…Once I was 15-years-old, I heard a quote and I’ll always remember it and I carry it with me in every single place. It is ingrained in my DNA. It is good to be necessary however extra necessary to be good.”
Maybe Zachary summed it up greatest in his introduction. “Dwayne Johnson is extra than simply The Rock, he is our rock.”
The Technology Award celebrates beloved actors whose various contributions to each movie and tv have turned them into family names. Earlier recipients of MTV’s particular award embody Chris Pratt, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullockand different A-list stars.
The 2019 MTV Film & TV Awards airs Monday evening at 9 p.m. solely on MTV.
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