Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Asks For Donations For Victims Of Kauai Floods
Action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is helping to raise funds for victims of the Kauai floods.
While shooting a scene over the weekend for his upcoming Disney movie “Jungle Cruise,’’ the former University of Miami football player-turned-wrestler asked for help from his fans on his Instagram and Twitter account @TheRock
“Stay strong Kauai! Thank you to all the rescue workers and volunteers working tirelessly to help rebuild our communities and assist our local families. Proud of our fighting spirit and proud to bring our JUNGLE CRUISE production back home to HAWAII,’’ Johnson posted on social media.
In his bio on his Instagram account, he added a link to the nonprofit group malamakauai.org so people can donate funds.>>
The post includes a video with the “Bay Watch’’ movie star saying that it always feel good to be back home in Hawaii. He also added that he’s proud that he brought a big movie production to the islands.
“And I’ve never been more proud than I am right now because I get off the plane and I can feel the mana, I can feel the Polynesian spirit, that Aloha spirit, that fighting spirit, because we are rebuilding now,” said the 46-year-old in his Instagram video post which has been viewed more than 2.5 million times. “And in Kauai and in our Hawaiian islands, we’ve been devastated by volcanoes, by the earthquakes, by the floods, by the rains and we are working closely here in Kauai with Malama Kauai which is helping restore our communities and rebuild and you know, our Polynesian spirit, our Polynesian people, it’s what we do. We come back stronger. So we’re going to get through this, Kauai. Stay strong…”
The action adventure movie “Jungle Cruise’’ which will also star Jesse Plemons and Emily Blunt, is based on the popular Disney theme park ride where visitors ride a small riverboat through a jungle filled with wild animals and supernatural elements, according to IMDB.com
The Associated Press contributed to this report.>
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson turns 46 on May 2.
To celebrate the wrestler-turned-actor and former University of Miami football player, here is a look back at Johnson through the years.
Photos include his early days as a professional wrestler and as an action star with roles in the "Scorpion King'' and "Hercules" to his more recent roles in "Rampage'' and the "Baywatch" reboot filmed in South Florida.(Johnny Diaz) >