Jumanji was one of those reboots we weren’t sure whether we really wanted or not… until it turned into a vehicle for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart, our new favorite comedy duo. The two lit up the screen with their chemistry in Central Intelligence, and the beautiful bromance continued to blossom through that press tour until we decided maybe there needs to be a new Rock / Hart movie coming out every year from now on.
But perhaps we’re now starting to see some cracks in the friendship. The Rock was involved in a massive drama filled feud with Vin Diesel on the set of the latest Fast & Furious film, and now his diva-like ways are starting to rub Kevin Hart wrong too. Well, not in a serious sense, but it does sound like they’ve got different ideas about walking versus driving.
“I like to use my legs when we’re walking about a hundred feet,” Hart summarized in an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. “Like, in other words, if it’s from here to here, I can walk there. I see where I have to go!”
“[The Rock] goes ‘Hey, where we going?’ And they show him,” he continued. “I’m standing next to him so I know he sees what I see. His legs are double my size! So it’s gonna take me a good minute to get there, he can cut that in half cuz his steps are bigger steps. I saw Dwayne go ‘Pull up the car. Kevin, you going to the set?’ I say yeah, and so are you. ‘Well I’ll see you there.'”
“He gets in the backseat of the car and starts driving. He drives by me while I’m walking and looks at me like I’m stupid!”
You’d think that a heavy-lifting bar-bender like Dwayne wouldn’t be afraid of a little cardio, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. This isn’t even a situation where they’re filming in the actual sweltering jungle, either; the film is being made in Hawaii, which I imagine has better weather than you get riding in the backseat of an air conditioned car for thirty seconds. Maybe that’s just how superstar actors roll. If that’s the case, it’s a good thing Johnson has Kevin Hart around to bust his chops and keep things real.