Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has a hunky cousin, and he looks exactly like him
If you're of a certain age, you are more likely to associate Dwayne Johnson with his days as a professional wrestler, wherein he starred in World Wrestling Entertainment as 'The Rock'. But in 2017, he's known to most as an action hero first and foremost. In fact, it's gotten to the point where it looks as if the movie star is not taking a single day off in between movies, starring in multiple blockbusters a year.
Just this year he starred in hit movies Fast & Furious 8 and Baywatch, and he's set to appear in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Rampage and San Andreas 2 in the next year or so, with plenty of rumors going around that he will be appearing in Suicide Squad's sequel in the future as well.
It's fair to say he's taking the world by storm, to the point that many were campaigning for him to run for president of the United States in 2020. The 45-year-old actor has repeatedly criticised Donald Trump's administration and dropped plenty of hints that he would be up to the job at various points. According to People magazine, the action star teased fans when he said: "I think 'The People's President' has a really nice ring to that. I'll just say that."
If you follow the statements Johnson has made to the public, often through his inspirational Instagram page, you'll know he has a love for his heritage and absolute devotion to his family. He has often spoken about what it means to him to be both Samoan and black, and has spoken at length about his pride in the lives his father and grandmother led.
But one thing even hardcore fans of the 6'4" powerhouse may not know is that Johnson's Hawaiian-born cousin also works in the movie business, and shares a striking resemblance to his relative. Tanaoai Reed and Johnson often work together too, as Tanaoai is his cousin's on-screen stunt double.
According to Reed, the hardest thing about being a stunt double is physically keeping up with his cousin. If Johnson needs to put on muscle or slim down, Reed has to follow suit. He has been working in the stunt business since 1995, and started working as his cousin's double in 2002's The Scorpion King, one of Johnson's first roles on the big screen. They have developed a close bond over the years, which lead Reed to post a touching Instagram post containing photos of the two on his 45th birthday.
The stuntman clearly has his brother's back, as he Photoshopped himself into a photo of Johnson with Tyrese Gibson after the Fast & Furious co-stars had a behind-the-scenes rivalry that spread across social media as tensions boiled over.
Reed has other things on his mind that his career, however. He is currently attempting to raise money on Go Fund Me, hoping to rebuild Kahuku High school's fitness equipment.