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The Rock Opens Up About Depression

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the highest-paid, most sought-after actors working today, with a string of hits like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “The Fate of the Furious.” He’s well-known for his humorous, good-natured social media posts. From outward appearances, it looks as though he has everything.

However, the actor and wrestler recently opened up about his struggles with depression. A few major incidents pushed him into a state of despair. When Johnson was a teenager, his mother attempted suicide in front of him. He claims that she tried to walk into oncoming traffic before he was able to pull her to safety.

He soon sank into a depression of his own. Later, when an injury ended his NFL career before it could begin, he found himself depressed again.

Johnson says that he and his mother both recovered but that it was tough. “I was crying constantly,” he said. On Twitter, he encouraged people — especially men, who might be more likely to bottle up their issues — to seek help. He urged everyone to “not be afraid to open up” and assured that “you’re not alone.”

Johnson’s next action flick, “Rampage,” opens on April 13. It stars the Rock as a primatologist who teams up with a giant ape to save the world from other giant predators. It’s loosely based on the video game series of the same name.

Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black Come Together for ‘Jumanji’ Sequel

Jumanji was one of the most popular films of the mid-90s and now some of today’s most popular actors and comedians will team together to work on a sequel. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson laid some rumors to rest with a post to his Instagram account.

“Just finished up Fast and Furious 8 and in two weeks, I’ll be off to work on my next project,” Johnson wrote. “I’ll reunite with my good friends Kevin Hart and Jack Black for a special project. We are going to co-star together in a Jumanji film. It is not a reboot, for the record. It’s going to be a sequel to an amazing classic!”

Jumanji is the 1995 film starring the late Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt. The film follows the life of Alan Parrish, a man who became trapped in a board game that he was playing with his friend, Sarah. The game must be completed before Alan can be freed. His big chance came more than 25 years later when two children discover the game. The end of the film is set up for the possibility of a sequel when the board game is discarded and later found by two children.

There have been no hint drops of what the new film will be like, but with the advances in technology and a cast of some of Hollywood’s leading funnymen, the Jumnanji sequel is definitely a flick to look forward to in the upcoming year.

Upcoming ‘Jumanji’ Film To be Sequel, Not Remake

Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, are set to appear in an upcoming Jumanji film, which has been confirmed to be a sequel and not a reboot.

Robin Williams fans will rest easy now that it has been confirmed that the film will carry on the tradition of the original film instead of attempting to re-interpret it. Johnson delivered the news to worried fans and film critics via his Instagram account.

“It’s officially a wrap for Fast and Furious 8,” the post read. “I’ll soon reunite with my pals Kevin Hart and Jack Black to introduce a new generation to the tradition of Jumanji. For the record, it’s a sequel, not a reboot.”

The original film starred comedian Robin Williams as Alan Parrish, a man who was trapped within the board game for more than a quarter of a century. The movie featured a star-studded cast including Bebe Neuwirth, Kirsten Dunst, and David Alan Grier. The film is centered around theJumanji game, where Parrish becomes trapped after rolling the dice. His only means of escape is for his original opponent to complete the game. They manage to conquer the game and discard it into a river, only for a couple of children to find the game board washed into the sand at a beach.

Jumanji was given the perfect ending for a sequel and with funnymen Johnson, Black, and Hart uniting to work on the project, it appears that 2017 movie-goers are bound to enjoy some laughs on the big screen.

Dwayne “The Rock” Tops List of World’s Highest-Paid Actors

Former pro-wrestler turned Hollywood superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a new title: world’s highest-paid actor. According to an article in Forbes, Johnson earned a staggering $64.5 million dollars last year, knocking Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr. out of the top spot. The actor earned big paychecks for his upcoming roles in Baywatch and Fast 8, as well as his starring role in the HBO drama Ballers.

Second on the list this year is Jackie Chan, who made most of his money this year in China. Third is Matt Damon, who took home nearly $55 million, much of it for the smash hit sci-fi thriller, The Martian. Rounding out the top five is Tom Cruise at number four, who earned $53 million, and Johnny Depp with $48 million. Depp made headlines earlier this month after his ex-wife Amber Heard was awarded $7 million in a divorce settlement. Heard plans to donate the money to charity.

The top-earning actress this year is Jennifer Lawrence, who raked in $46 million thanks to the final Hunger Games installment and an up-front payment for the upcoming film Passengers. She narrowly bested Melissa McCarthy, who pocketed $33 million. Coming in third for female superstars is Scarlett Johansson, with $25 million, thanks in part to her role in Captain America: Civil War. Fourth and fifth on the list are Jennifer Aniston and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, who earned $21 million and $17 million respectively.