It’s an understatement to say that Dwayne The Rock Johnson has had a successful 2017. Namely, he earned an astonishing $65 million this year for his work in Baywatch, Ballers, The Fate of the Furious and his upcoming action-comedy Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which is only $3 million fewer than top earner Mark Wahlberg, according to Forbes. Everyone must be wondering what his secret is.
Wrestler-turned-actor said to Vanity Fair, at the Jumanji premiere, that it was hard work and gratitude, mentioning one had to be focused and grateful for everything, without taking anything for granted. He added that it was also important to have faith in oneself and be surrounded with people who don’t doubt them.
Another person for whom a strong work ethic has paid off is Johnson’s Jumanji co-star Kevin Hart. It was reported by Forbes that between June 2015 and June 2016 he made a stunning $87.5 million.
Once he was asked about the key to his success, the star answered it was hard work and determination, knowing what you want and working for it. Apart from that, he had the luck to work with amazing people who followed him in his ideas.
Jack Black, one more Jumanji co-star of The Rock and Hart, can also take pride in his achievements. The star of School of Rock and The Holiday gives credit to his genuine passion and love for the stage and performing.
As far as Jumanji is concerned, it seems it will be another feather in these actors’ caps, as it’s getting largely positive reviews and its premiere received huge laughs.
The movie is about 4 teenagers who get transported into an old video game where they realize they have turned into the avatars they chose to play as. Johnson plays an awkward nerd who becomes a muscular hero, Hart a jock who turns into a powerless sidekick, Black the self-absorbed girl who becomes an overweight male scientist and Karen Gillan the outcast wallflower who turns into a hot martial-arts fighter.
Johnson said it was no stretch for him to portray a gawky teen since he wasn’t quite popular while growing up. Unlike him, Hart got along with all his classmates, and Black said his school days helped him master his character’s feminine side. We’re all looking forward to the full release of the movie in the US, which is set for December 20.