Dwayne Johnson is well-versed in the art of intensity. The most captivating man in all of the entertainment has achieved success in everything from professional wrestling to becoming a real-life comic book hero. As the representative of the “Attitude Era” in WWE, which was once known as the WWF, he initially rose to fame in popular culture. He left the business in 2003 to concentrate only on acting in movies.
In his early acting career, “The Scorpion King” himself appeared in movies like “The Mummy Returns,” “Walking Tall,” and the cult classic “Southland Tales.” He went on to star in movies like “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” and of course “Fast Five,” which is perhaps the movie that solidified him as an A-List megastar (via IMDb).
The Rock went on to appear in successful movie after hit movie thanks to the freedom to choose his roles more carefully and the chance to start projects of his choosing. Additionally, the movie that finally became Johnson’s dream endeavor demanded a lot of dedication from a performer who was already intense.
For Black Adam, the Rock Followed a Fairly Rigorous Diet and Exercise Plan.
Wayne Johnson documented his career’s most serious commitment in an Instagram post. He indicated the role he performed in the protractedly delayed “Black Adam“ film. Teth Adam was “raised from a slave to champion to the Man in Black,” the author stated. The Rock himself practically transitioned from being “Black Adam” to being the WWF’s people’s champion.
He also went from being homeless once to ranking among Hollywood’s highest-earning performers. He claimed that along with playing football and wrestling, being Black Adam “was one of the most arduous, stressful & demanding responsibilities of my whole career.”
Johnson went into further detail in a conversation with Men’s Journal. He stated: “My time playing college football at the University of Miami was truly where it all began. We had the honor of competing for the national title twice in addition to being the national winners.
The intensity only increased from there, especially once I started a career in professional wrestling. Black Adam’s approval provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set new standards.” Johnson was in a state of shock when he arrived on the “Black Adam” set on the first day. The actor felt a sense of duty and responsibility in taking on the role of the character in a live-action film for the first time.
Dwayne Johnson Trained to Play Black Adam, but He Felt Born to Do It.
Dwayne Johnson credits “fitness, well-being, balance, diet, discipline, and iron” for his role metamorphosis. Men’s Journal: “Since birth, I’ve been practicing for Black Adam. This role was made for me.” The Rock may be born to play the role because he’s stuck with “Black Adam” for so long.
Johnson expressed interest in playing Black Adam in 2007 when the movie was titled “Shazam.” Johnson’s dream project came true after several false starts and the DCEU. Men’s Journal: “Once the start date was set by Seven Bucks, my team, Warner Bros. Studio, and DC Comics, I began an exhaustive training program with coach Dave Rienzi. I wanted to be in top form.”
Dwayne Johnson Puts in a Lot of Work So He Can Reward Himself With Indulgent Meals.
The former football player, who had been closely involved with “Black Adam” for more than 15 years, understood he had a lot riding on the film’s success. The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe has changed, he claimed in an Instagram post, “We had one shot to establish Black Adam as the most powerful and unstoppable force on this planet, so we removed all the muscle padding from my superhero suit and we put in the work.
Our hard work paid off — Black Adam became the biggest box office opening of my career as a leading man. Johnson frequently posts pictures of his enormous cheat meals on Instagram, and The Rock cheekily concluded the post by writing, “And Black Adam LOVES his cheat meals.”
Johnson takes his cheat days very seriously, so images of mountains of food are frequently used. The Rock truly goes all out to treat himself on his cheat days after ingesting all the calories the superstar often does and the rigorous daily workouts he concentrates on, as shown in a post from 2021 where he binges on two burgers he refers to as “Big Daddies.”