'The Rock' Finally Breaks Mold With New Role As Intense But Kinda Zen Jokester Muscly Action Guy
Entertainment · May 8, 2024 · BabylonBee.com

HOLLYWOOD, CA — With major movie studios struggling to remain profitable amid evolving audience tastes, Dwayne Johnson has come to save the day by finally breaking out of his typecast by playing an all-new role as an intense, but sort of Zen, joking, muscly action guy.

The superstar entertainer revealed the new role this week as an attempt to stretch himself far beyond anything he has played in the past, with audiences getting an opportunity to see an entirely different side to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson than anything they've seen before.

"It's time for me to try something out of my comfort zone," Johnson said in a press release. "For my next film project, I'll be taking on the role of a character unlike any I've portrayed in previous movies. This time, I'll be playing a wise-cracking alpha male who looks like a bodybuilder and shoots guns while things explode around him in enormous fireballs. It'll be a stretch, but I'm eager to do something new."

The actor, who has successfully played the same role under different character names in every film of his career, said he had been looking for something he could really sink his teeth into. "I get it, I'm often typecast because of my looks," he said. "Everyone sees me as the big, muscle-bound action star, but there's more to me than that. This time around, I'll be playing a big, muscle-bound character in an action movie, but I'll have a jokester side to me, and I'll have that free-spirit vibe. Also, I'll be wearing a different costume."

At publishing time, actor Ryan Reynolds announced he would follow The Rock's lead by choosing to go against the grain in his next film and play a smarmy, wise-cracking troublemaker who always takes off his shirt.

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