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The Rock Shares His Insane Shooting Schedule For 2016

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Early on in 2015, Dwayne “Michael Bay’s The Rock” Johnson shared his goals for the year. They were Laugh Hard, Love Powerfully, Global Domination, and Cuss Less, followed by “F*ck This One.” He accomplished all of his resolutions with Furious 7 alone. I laughed hard at the cast-flexing scene, I loved the movie, and it made $1.5 billion at the box office, enough money to make anyone shout “f*ck yeah!” How can The Rock possibly do better in 2016?

Well, he can’t, unless he shakes it off to Taylor Swift and pretends to be a gun-toting Bambi again, but he’s sure going to try. Via Instagram:

Here’s a look at my 2016 shooting schedule and why I’m up at 4am everyday to train (aside from being slightly bat shit crazy). Once we wrap season 2 of #BALLERS (4 weeks left), the next day I’ll start shooting our “little” beach movie called #BAYWATCH(literally THE most successful TV intellectual property of all time – so the pressure is on – bring it). After a 12 week#BAYWATCH shoot, I’ll go right into shooting #FastAndFurious8… After approximately 12-14 weeks of shooting FF8, I’ll transition right into the big one… #RAMPAGE. Before we start shooting I’ll spend time at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve as well with Anti-Poaching Units out of Africa. As big and fun as this movie is, the key is grounding it in research and authenticity. The entire team that brought you San Andreas is back and we can’t wait to get started on this one. King Kong is just a little monkey compared to what these massive RAMPAGING ANIMALS can do.

Now of course the universe can step in at anytime and throw a flag on the play, but as you see there’s a method to my madness of 4am wake ups for cardio & training hard – it anchors my day and allows me to 100% focus and prep for these roles – and the irony of this whole thing is all these roles pale in comparison to the most daunting, gratifying and holy shit scary role of all – being a father. But that’s for another fun discussion. And I close this long ass post with a question anyone who just trained calves would ask… do I or do I not have gum stuck on the bottom of my shoe?

#Method2TheMadness #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #ChaseYourGreatness #AndCheckYourShoesForGum

The Rock could make a movie called Chase Your Greatness and Check Your Shoes for Gum (with a theme song from Wyclef Jean), and I’d be first in line.

Here's a breakdown of my 2016 shooting schedule and why I'm up at 4am everyday to train (aside from being slightly bat shit crazy). Once we wrap season 2 of #BALLERS (4 weeks left), the next day I'll start shooting our “little" beach movie called #BAYWATCH (literally THE most successful TV intellectual property of all time – so the pressure is on – bring it). After a 12 week #BAYWATCH shoot, I'll go right into shooting #FastAndFurious8. We're a family, and playing the character of HOBBS is one of my greatest joys and I'll make the promise to ya right now: I'm stepping on that set ready to rumble and raise the bar on all levels: The intensity, the tactical gear/weapons and especially that "Hobbs' winking fun". Since Fast & Furious 5, you've made HOBBS the highest testing character for a reason – and we're gonna give new meaning to the catchphrase, "Daddy's gotta go to work." After approximately 12-14 weeks of shooting FF8, I'll transition right into the big one… #RAMPAGE. Before we start shooting I'll spend time at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve as well with Anti-Poaching Units out of Africa. As big and fun as this movie is, the key is grounding it in research and authenticity. The entire team that brought you San Andreas is back and we can't wait to get started on this one. King Kong is just a little monkey compared to what these massive RAMPAGING ANIMALS can do. Now of course the universe can step in at anytime and throw a flag on the play, but as you see there's a method to my madness of 4am wake ups for cardio & training hard – it anchors my day and allows me to 100% focus and prep for these roles – and the irony of this whole thing is all these roles pale in comparison to the most daunting, gratifying and holy shit scary role of all – being a father. But that's for another fun discussion. And I close this long ass post with a question anyone who just trained calves would ask… do I or do I not have gum stuck on the bottom of my shoe? ? #Method2TheMadness #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #ChaseYourGreatness #AndCheckYourShoesForGum ???

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