Dwayne Johnson (above) drops the ceremonial opening puck at Saturday’s Kings-Bruins game at Staples Center, with the Kings’ Dustin Brown, left, and Boston’s Chara Zdeno. They are joined by Kings mascot Bailey and Kings Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. Left, Johnson poses with Bailey off the ice.
Photos by Noah Graham/L.A. Kings
Dwayne Johnson played a quarterback in “The Game Plan,” and a football coach at Camp Kilpatrick in “Gridiron Gang.”
The former University of Miami defensive end wasn’t so much prepared to ice skate for his new role in “Tooth Fairy,” which comes out Friday.
“We had a two week time period where we were going to learn how to skate,” Johnson explained the other day. “You talk to an athlete, and there’s a thread of arrogance when there’s some physicality. ‘Oh, sure I can do it.’ That was my thought. ‘No problem. You need me to skate two weeks? I got it. I’ll be skating like I’ve been doing it my whole life.'”
And how’d that go for you?
“It was very sobering,” he admitted.
Johnson, aka “The Rock,” admits more in a Q-and-A that appears in Sunday’s Daily News.