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The Rock lugs 50,000 pounds of gym to film Jungle Cruise in Hawaii

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Feb 23, 2021, 5:50 PM EST (Updated)

You wouldn’t expect a guy named The Rock to travel light, would you?

Of course not, so it almost makes sense that he shows up on location with "50,000 pounds of traveling iron, sweat, gratitude, and cuss words," as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says in his Instagram vid below.

Johnson (and presumably an assistant or two) recently hauled such a heavy load to Hawaii in order to train for filming back-to-back blockbusters, Disney’s Jungle Cruise and the Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw. Of course, The Rock only films blockbusters. 

Granted, Jungle Cruise — based on the famous Disney park ride, which will find Johnson captaining a boat through the super-naturally endangered Amazon — is not your normal blockbuster, considering it’s set back in the 1920s, and will require The Rock to shed some LBs instead of gaining them. Because, according to the actor, "Apparently, during that time, there wasn’t a lot of big half-Samoan half-black guys running around.” 

As such, Johnson’s brought the travelling gym, which he likes to call “the Iron Paradise,” back home to the Islands for intensive training, which includes a "Hard core 8 month commitment to diet, training and body transformation."

One man’s paradise is another man’s hell. 

This is just one more example of how The Rock gets us pumped… ahem… for his movies via social media. And because he’s so good at it, and engages so well with so many followers, he can charge studios specifically for that purpose. Variety reported this week that Johnson “is asking for a $1 million social-media fee as part of his package” for his upcoming film, Red Notice

And since that’s included in the reported $22 million dollars he’ll be receiving for the film, which pits an Interpol agent against a world-renowned art thief, he can afford to pay for a travelling gym that’s bigger than most Spectrums.

(via Men's Health)