The retired professional wrestler gets "such great joy" out of watching his "Jumanji" co-star freak out over harmless animals.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently married longtime girlfriend and mother to two of his children, Lauren Hashian, in an intimate ceremony overlooking the cliffs of Kauai in Hawaii.
The photos were stunning, but what fans may not know is that they were taken at 7:45 a.m. because that's when the couple decided they wanted to tie the knot. Surely, Ellen DeGeneres wondered, there was a reasonable explanation for such early nuptials?
"I had to work out!" the "Jumanji: The Next Level" star quipped on Tuesday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "I'm only kidding! I'm only kidding. Kinda. We wanted to have an early morning wedding. That way we said the vows, get it over with. And then by 10, 11 o'clock, we're hanging, we're having brunch with the family, and we had it done. And plus, in Hawaii at that time, it's a beautiful time -- with us and my ancestors watching over us. I mean, it was truly a magical, magical wedding."
"I have all daughters, ranging from [Tiana]'s gonna be 2, to Jazzy, who's gonna be 4," he said, as Ellen pulled up a precious photo of the sisters embracing. "There they are right there! They were our flower girls on our wedding. They were just so magical." Johnson also has an 18-year-old daughter, Simone, who he shares with first wife Dany Garcia.
When it comes to parenting, the retired professional wrestler said he's the one who "spoils them rotten."
So what do his youngest two want for Christmas? "Every toy that they see. So of course with Lauren, my wife, Jazzy says, 'Can I have that?' And of course [Lauren] says, 'Well, let's make the list, and if you're good, you have a birthday coming up, and you have Christmas coming up.'"
"Of course when she asks me, 'Daddy, can I have that?'" he went on. "'Absolutely! You want that? Yes. Absolutely. When would you like it? Got it. Tomorrow? I'm on it.'"
Ellen also asked her guest about the upcoming "Jumanji" sequel, where he and his co-stars "get sucked back into the game, but this time, the game is broken, so we're not allowed to choose our own avatars."
Among The Rock's co-stars in the film are Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Karen Gillan, Danny Glover, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina and the man he loves to troll, Kevin Hart. As part of filming, Dwayne said he and Kevin rode camels, which the former had a blast doing for one particular reason.
"They're the opposite of smooth, but I enjoy animals," he explained. "And I enjoy animals even more because I know that Kevin is really terrified -- I mean terrified -- of animals. Camels, insects, butterflies, you name it."
Ellen played a video of Hart mounting a camel on set for the first time, which Johnson was grateful was muted due to "the amount of cuss words that's coming out of his mouth right now."
"I get such great joy, which you can see by the laugh on my face," he said. "And I know he's here tomorrow with you, so you can talk about that and his fear of camels and butterflies... He's a complete scaredy-cat. As tough as he thinks he is and as cool as he thinks he is, no."
"Jumanji: The Next Level" hits theaters Dec. 13.
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