In Fighting with My Family, Dwayne Johnson plays none other than his wrestling alter ego The Rock. He may only cameo in the film, but Johnson is such an icon people will undoubtedly turn out just to see him. The scene in which The Rock stars is similar to what happened in real life, in which he gave Paige Bevis (played by Florence Pugh in the film) a pep talk.
Is The Rock the highest paid actor in the world?
No, George Clooney is the highest paid actor in the world according to Business Insider.
The list takes into account the total salary, not just money made from acting.
Dwayne Johnson came in second, but his salary is still staggering.
But Johnson’s 2018 salary of $124 million gave him the title of “highest-ever total for acting earnings” on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list.
According to Business Insider, Johnson earns a staggeringly high $20 million per movie.
The Wall Street Journal reported for the upcoming Red Notice, Johnson will earn $22 million total.
From his salary, $21 million will go to Johnson’s base pay and $1 million towards Johnson’s “social media support” for the movie.
Johnson’s impressive 2018 salary was down to blockbusters like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Skyscraper, Baywatch, and Fast & Furious 8.
The Rock has plenty more blockbusters lined up.
Hobbs and Shaw, the Fast and Furious spin-off, is out on August 2, 2019.
Then there’s Jumanji 3, Jungle Cruise, and Fast and Furious 10 in the pipeline.
Fighting with My Family sees Johnson return to his wrestling alter ego The Rock.
Johnson took to Instagram to announce Fighting with My Family in February 2018.
He wrote: “Paige and I both know what it’s like to come from a wrestling family who’s had it’s good and hard times.
“Her [sic] and I have talked about this project for years now and we’re all excited to bring her and her family’s story to life.”
In Fighting with My Famiy, The Rock gives Paige a pep talk.
In the scene, The Rock says: “Paige, I myself have come from a wrestling family too. I know exactly what it means to you.
“Don’t worry about being the next me. Be the first you.”
According to The Rock, this is a similar pep talk to the one he gave the real Paige.
Fighting with My Family is now playing in cinemas.