Before Settling for The Rock, Dwayne Johnson Had a Different Name To Impress Women: “It sounds way cooler than Dwayne”

Before Settling for The Rock, Dwayne Johnson Had a Different Name To Impress Women: "It sounds way cooler than Dwayne"

Dwayne Johnson is undoubtedly one of the leading superstars of the world. The Rock began his career in wrestling as a member of the WWE, where he quickly rose to fame as one of the most popular wrestlers of all time. Johnson eventually was able to successfully transition into the field of acting and has established himself as one of the most commercial actors. Johnson’s success in the entertainment industry can be attributed to his ability to connect with audiences and bring authenticity to his roles. The Black Adam star’s persona and talent have made him a fan favorite and a global celebrity. 

It goes without saying that the Fast Five star has lived a wholesome life from being a son of a pro wrestler to becoming a fan-favorite wrestler, and eventually ending up being a successful actor. Johnson’s life journey possesses the potential to inspire many out there, and to fulfill this purpose, Young Rock was created. Now in one of the episodes of Young Rock, it was revealed that the San Andreas star hated his name, and would introduce himself as Tomás.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Young Rock – Dwayne Johnson’s Life Story 

Young Rock is a popular American sitcom that premiered in February 2021 on NBC. The series is a semi-biographical account of the life of the former professional wrestler and Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The show chronicles Johnson’s life during his formative years, exploring his experiences growing up in various locations across the globe and his eventual rise to fame. The role of Johnson in the sitcom is played by three different actors. Adrian Groulx portrays him as a 10-year-old, Bradley Constant as a 15-year-old, and Uli Latukefu as a college-aged Johnson. 

All three actors deliver strong performances, capturing the essence of Johnson’s personality and mannerisms. The Black Adam star too appreciated the talent of all the young actors and marked that they did a surreal job. Though all actors in the show performed well, the Jumanji star appreciated Joseph Lee Anderson for beautifully portraying his father, Rocky Johnson. The Rock stated that anyone who knew his late father would have realized his perfect acting of Anderson.

“You know these guys nailed it. It’s so surreal and I want to give these guys so much credit … these guys did such a tremendous job. If you’ve known my dad or [have] an inkling of the world of pro wrestling and my dad, you know Joseph’s portrayal is so uncanny.”

Bradley Constant as Dwayne Johnson in the Young Rock
Bradley Constant as Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson Liked To Be Called As Tomás

A shocking fact about the Red Notice star was revealed in the sitcom which stated that the young Johnson was not comfortable with his name and would share his fake name in the school. In one of the episodes, Constant’s character was shown claiming the name Tomás as his own. The young Johnson in the sitcom justified his usage of a false name by stating that the name Tomás sounds much cooler and impresses girls. It was shown that girls would call Johnson’s house asking for Tomás and the young Johnson would rush to snatch the phone from his mom.

Dwayne Johnson in an interview explained his reasons for using a false name and stated he had an identity crisis. The Rock admitted that girls would ask for Tomás when they called him.

“Clearly, I had an identity crisis. I didn’t want to be known as Dwayne. Girls used to call the house and ask for Tomás”

Dwayne Johnson in Young Rock
Dwayne Johnson in Young Rock

The struggle of the Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw star with his name has shocked the viewers. It looks like even famous celebrities like The Rock can struggle with the insecurities of their name. Young Rock has released its three seasons and is available to stream on The Roku Channel.

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