Behind-the-scenes footage shows The Rock attempting an English accent and it's hilariously awful
Over the years we've known Dwayne Johnson, he's given us the impression that he can do anything and everything. Need a wrestler who can be a Triple Crown WWE Champion? Dwayne is the man. Looking for one of the highest paid actors in history? Mr Johnson is your boy. Looking for a man who champions women and gives to charitable causes? The Rock is the one for you.
However, we're sorry to tell you that we have finally found something that he can't do. It hurts us to announce that the 46-year-old is truly awful at doing an English accent. And I mean really awful.
This piece of information came to light when Johnson shared a funny video on social media of him and the cast of his new Disney film, Jungle Cruise, working out together.
The footage was shot at the Iron Paradise - the actor's personal travelling gym that contains 40,000 to 50,000 lbs. of steal and iron equipment - and saw the actor exchange smack talk with co-stars Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall.
After reminding everyone that the "cast that trains together, stays together," British actress Blunt gives fans a close-up of Johnson finishing his set. She then rips into him, claiming he's "looking a little shaky."
The pair then turned to their co-star Whitehall to take their roasting to another level. The English comedian begins imitating Johnson and Blunt joins in, saying "Iron paradise. Yeah, just hanging out. I'm Dwayne Johnson. I like squats. I like my shakes" in a deep voice.
Never one to turn down a challenge, The Rock steps up to the plate and tries his hand at an English accent. In a moment that is likely to make all English people cringe, he says "Okay, uh, let's go watch some Quidditch", in reference to the famous Harry Potter sport.
Then, directly mocking Blunt - whose film Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled for release on December 19, 2018 - he states "I'm Mary Poppins". "Never ever - no - ever do that again," she hilariously warned him in response, before the threesome declared a truce and hugged it out.
In his Instagram caption, the actor insisted that he had won the mocking war, joking: "My British voice is beautiful & sexy.
Their 'Rock voice' is repugnant & nauseating. The cast that trains together.. stays together. And the cast that talks smack to each other.. become LIFERS."
He continued: "Just your typical day in the IRON PARADISE with my JUNGLE CRUISE ohana, the relentlessly bad ass @jackwhitehall and the Incomparable One herself, Emily Blunt.
Now bring it on in for a nice, long, sweaty, hug that goes on for way too long making it beautifully weird, while wearing 50lb chains. #MaryPoppinsAndMaui #JackIsABeast #IronParadise #JungleCruiseOhana #Lifers".
Jungle Cruise is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who is known for directing the horror remake House of Wax (2005), The Commuter (2018), and the survival horror-thriller The Shallows (2016). The new Disney film is set in the 30s during the Great Depression and sees Frank (Dwayne Johnson), a boat captain, take a brother (Jack Whitehall) and sister (Emily Blunt) on a mission into a jungle to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.
It's not set for release until October 11, 2019, so we can expect a lot of smack talk from Dwayne, Emily and Jack up until then.