The Rock is on a seemingly never-ending press tour for one project or another he’s doing — he’s got to be the hardest working man in show business right now. Case in point: While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel to promote Moana, the new Disney animated musical with music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dwayne Johnson told a story that occurred while he was filming the new Jumanji remake in Hawaii.
Johnson has reached a level of fame that allows him to more frequently access his own personal history and culture for his projects, like his Pacific Islander heritage for the story of Moana or filming Jumanji in his birthplace of Hawaii to bring the jobs and revenue of a major movie shoot to the area. While he was there, Johnson attempted to take his 15-year-old daughter Simone on an after-school special tour of the places around the island where he would raise hell as a petty criminal youngster.
The key stop at that tour wound up being a bust, however, as Johnson described trying to visit a 7-11 from which he stole a Snickers bar every day. When they pulled up to the store for the Rock to make some amends, they witnessed a man “shooting up drugs” in the parking lot, and decided that redemption is nice, but not as nice as avoiding confrontations with drug addicts in convenience stores.