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Arnold Takes Part in The Rock's Reddit AMA

The Rock, aka, Dwayne Johnson, got a very surprise visitor on his "Ask Me Anything" session.

The Rock as Hercules

The Rock took  took to Reddit this week to do an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session as part of his epic promotional tour of Hercules, which opens tomorrow. As well as some choice Rocks answers, our own executive editor, Arnold Schwarzenegger got in on the action in the middle of the AMA. Check out that and other highlights below:

On the challenge of playing the lead role in Hercules:

TheNutterr asked:

Was Hercules your most demanding role? Including diet, workout and the acting itself?

_DwayneJohnson answered:

Hercules was by far my most demanding role. I knew that going it though - so I was prepared to go the distance and commit. 6 months of hard core training, prep and diet. Chariot, sword and combat training as well. What I didn't count on was the injury that occurred 6 weeks before shooting (tore two tendons from my pelvis) which then ultimately led to my abdomen wall weakening which cause 3 hernia tears. So wrap all that up into a big ass ball of fun pain and you have the most challenging role I've ever had. ;). Also when I arrived on set in Budapest in a physical peak I was happy with for the character, I had to maintain that look for the next 5 months. Very taxing on the body - physically, mentally and every which way in between. Funny thing is, if I had to do it all over again.. I'd do it twice. Only I'd add a freaking cheat meal once a week or so. Geeeezus

On potentially joining the Expendables franchise:

FreekForAll asked:

Hey Rock Will you play in a Sylvester Stallone movie ? Co-starring Terry Crew ?

_DwayneJohnson answered:

If you're asking if I would consider being in the EXPENDABLES franchise - then the answer is yes. BUT.. I don't want to be on their team and be buddies with them. F*ck that noise. I want to hunt every single one of them down and tell them to "send your soul to heaven cause your ass is mine." Rousey lives cause she'd be my characters training partner and Crews lives as well cause my character would need someone to compete at pec popping with.

On filming Fast & Furious 7 without the late Paul Walker:

FrankerZd 11 asked:

Hi Rock, I recently heard that you finished filming the latest Fast and Furious movie. What was it like finishing the series without Paul Walker?

_DwayneJohnson answered:

Finishing Fast and Furious without Paul was very bittersweet. His death was heartbreaking and in a way, informed us that we should be even more grateful for every waking minute and hug our loved ones and friends just that much tighter and stronger. I truly feel audiences will be very happy and emotionally moved by Fast 7. I'm proud of the movie we made - proud of my fellow actors, director, studio partners and hard working blue collar film crew. The truth is, like all movies - Fast and Furious will come and go and hopefully, leave an incredible movie legacy behind. To me, the #1 most important thing I care about is making sure his daughter has stability in her life and good solid men around her to help raise her in the wake of Paul's passing. (MYB)

On Conan Vs. Hercules (Check out the Arnold Intervention!):

Pixel_Me_That asked:

I read that you're good friends with Arnold. So, who would win in a fight: Conan, or Hercules?

GovSchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger interjects:

I just came here to congratulate Dwayne, but you just gave me a great idea for a movie. I would love to do a movie with Dwayne - the Oak and the Rock - it couldn't be more perfect. Anyway, congratulations Dwayne. The movie looks fantastic and I can tell you know what's best in life. Let's get together soon and share sword stories.

_DwayneJohnson answered:

Awesome, look forward to swappin' sword stories.

Shortly afterwards, Arnold then went on to pay the following compliment to the Rock:

GovSchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger says:
I just came here to congratulate Dwayne, but you just gave me a great idea for a movie. I would love to do a movie with Dwayne - the Oak and the Rock - it couldn't be more perfect. Anyway, congratulations Dwayne. The movie looks fantastic and I can tell you know what's best in life. Let's get together soon and share sword stories.

On his favorite cheat meal:

Meth_Damon asked:

Dwayne!! I was wondering what is your favorite food to eat on a cheat day?

_DwayneJohnson answered:

Fav cheat meal food would be pizza (double dough), pancakes and peanut butter brownies. And for good measure I throw in a diet coke!

On acting vs. wrestling:

thelessbag asked:

Hi Rock! Which do you prefer movies or wrestling? Thanks!

_DwayneJohnson answered:

Both. I love making movies - very passionate about it. And there's no greater feeling than that live electric connection with the WWE universe that I have the privilege of having. Connection is insane.

On doing a one-man comedy show:

jakelachance asked:

Have you ever thought about doing a stand up comedy special for HBO or even Comedy Central?

_DwayneJohnson answered:

Funny (not literally) you asked. One of our 7 Bucks Entertainment prod goals for 2015 is to start the development for a "Rock One Man Show" live. Comedy, singing (w/ my Willie guitar of course), stories and anecdotes, audience interaction and how to rock a fanny pack without looking too much like a buff lesbian.

On his dream role:

crlock84 asked:

Hey Dwayne, do you have a dream role that you've always wanted to play?

_DwayneJohnson answered:

Well Hercules was a dream role for me. When I was 5yrs old I was in awe of the late great Steve Reeves movie poster of him as Hercules. I saw it in a gym when I used to go hang with my dad while he and his buddies worked out. I remember then being captivated by that iconic look. To be able to bring that to life - make a movie for a generation is a dream come true (and very f'n cool;).


As well as promoting the movie, The Rock has also been promoting the workout and diet plan he followed religiously to get in Herculean shape. The Team Hercules exercise plan includes a back workout, chest workout, arms workout, shoulder workout and a legs and calves workout. The Team Hercules 12 Labors Meal plan covered the diet that fueled all of his gym work and kept him going through the grueling shoot. If you are following the same regimen, you can keep The Rock updated on your progress by tweeting to #TeamHercules.

Photo Courtesy of The Rock

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