Dwayne ‘The Rock’ John­son named ‘sex­i­est man alive’ by Peo­ple

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

What­ever Dwayne “The Rock” John­son is cook­ing th­ese days is pip­ing hot. Or so says Peo­ple mag­a­zine, which yes­ter­day named the wrestler-turned-ac­tor this year’s “sex­i­est man alive.” John­son, 44, whose fa­mous catch phrase in the ring is, “Can you smell what The Rock is cook­ing?”, said learn­ing about his new ti­tle put him in a quandary. “What went through my mind was just how cool and ex­cit­ing it is,” John­son told Peo­ple. “And then I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pin­na­cle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we go from here.” John­son rose to main­stream fame in the mid-1990s as a con­tender with World Wrestling En­ter­tain­ment Inc and later be­came an ac­tor and Hol­ly­wood pro­ducer.

John­son, who stands 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 me­ters) and weighs 245 pounds (111 kg), is known for his her­culean ap­pear­ance. In fact, he played the mytho­log­i­cal char­ac­ter in the 2014 fea­ture film “Hercules.” In his lat­est project, the ac­tor is fea­tured in the up­com­ing Dis­ney an­i­mated film “Moana” as the voice of demigod Maui. “I’ve made big sweep­ing changes in my ca­reer over the years, which have served me nicely,” he said. “But I feel that the big sweep­ing changes that hap­pened in my life, in my re­la­tion­ships, of be­ing a dad, of be­ing a part­ner, and the things that I was and the things that I am, has re­ally lent it­self to a con­fi­dence.”

John­son has an 11-month old daugh­ter, Jasmine, with his long­time girl­friend Lau­ren Hashian, and a 15year-old daugh­ter with ex-wife, pro­ducer Dany Gar­cia. The en­ter­tainer re­cently said he was poised to make another ma­jor change and even­tu­ally trade in show busi­ness to en­ter the po­lit­i­cal ring. “The Fast and the Fu­ri­ous” fran­chise star told Reuters that the excitement sur­round­ing last week’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion had re­newed pub­lic in­ter­est in his run­ning for of­fice. “Es­pe­cially now, lead­er­ship is so im­por­tant,” John­son said. “Great lead­er­ship is so im­por­tant; re­spected lead­er­ship is so im­por­tant.”—


Ac­tors Dwayne John­son and Auliíi Cravalho at­tend the Dis­ney Pre­miere ‘Moana’ in Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia.

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