Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was “excited and proud” to showcase Samoan culture in ‘Hobbs & Shaw’.
The 47-year-old actor – who is half-Samoan – admitted the “culture aspect” was key for him in staring in the ‘Fast & Furious’ spin-off, in particular as much of the movie was shot in co-star Jason Statham’s native UK.
Dwayne said: “The culture aspect was the most important thing for us, in addition to the chemistry. It was a really awesome opportunity to showcase both of our cultures, but ultimately, whether it’s British or Samoan culture, there’s an anchoring to these cultures: regardless of what you look like and what your bank account is and what your color is – if you’re my family, I’ve got your back.”
“That is a story point I was really excited and proud to showcase Samoan culture – because in this movie, really, it’s the first time ever that Samoan culture has been exposed in a big tentpole movie like this, that is a global earpiece.”
And Jason – who lives in Los Angeles with partner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and their son Jack, two – loved showcasing all he loves about Britain in the film.
He told Total Film magazine: “To be back home doing a big, fat movie in the UK, felt really good. And we’re shooting down on the streets, outside the Leadenhall Building. I was there with a f***ing machine gun, outside Lloyd’s building and jumping in the McLaren.
“I get to embrace the British f***ing refinements. I’m rocking around in a 720S McLaren, British-made, made in Surrey.
“I’m wearing the old Saville Row suit and I’ve got my Budd shirt and my Cleverly shoes – all of my British attire. We’re back in the UK, making a big American blockbuster. But most of the cast is British. They’re severely outnumbered. Rule Britannia.”
According to an earlier report by The Sauce, “American wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson admitted he was unlikely to star in ‘Fast and Furious 9’. According to a report by BangShowbiz, the 46-year-old actor who stars as Luke Hobbs in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise spin-off movie ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ that is set to premiere on 2nd August 2019, has admitted that his on-screen character is unlikely to appear in the much-anticipated action movie, although he could still return to the film series in the future.
Hobbs and Shaw is set for release on August 1st, 2019.