The Rock was in New York City bright and early to sit down with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on Live! with Kelly and Michael and talk about Hercules, which opens this Friday. The Rock revealed one of the biggest mysteries of the movie – the origin of the hair used in his Hercules beard – during his conversation with the pair. First of all, let’s take a look at Mr. Johnson in full hairy Hercules guise from an image he posted to Instagram with this message: “Myself and our brilliant Academy Award winning artists had one goal in mind – to create a truly iconic character for a generation. The transformation took 3 1/2hrs every day for 95 days. Proud of the inspired work and I hope you will be too. I am… HERCULES.”

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.