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Johnson causes Hollywood quake

Published 27/05/2015

Dwayne Johnson with Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Kylie Minogue at the world premiere of San Andreas in Leicester Square
Dwayne Johnson with Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Kylie Minogue at the world premiere of San Andreas in Leicester Square

Dwayne Johnson stopped traffic on Hollywood Boulevard when he roared up to the premiere of his latest film hanging off a fire engine.

The wrestling star, who is now a successful action hero, plays a rescue helicopter pilot in earthquake disaster San Andreas and arrived at the Los Angeles premiere with a chopper flying overhead.

Dressed in a grey checked suit, white shirt and sunglasses, the movie star waved at fans as he rolled down the street holding on to the side of a Los Angeles Fire Department truck.

Johnson, 43, recently resumed his role of Hobbs in the seventh instalment of the Fast And Furious franchise and his American football drama Ballers is about to debut on HBO. He also recently starred in Wrestlemania under his wrestling name The Rock.

With so many projects on the go, he said the only thing that matters is if people enjoy his work.

Speaking on the red carpet, he said: "I think the key is to take everything in stride and put out content or movies or TV shows like Ballers that people are going to enjoy, and you just want it to be quality.

"It doesn't have to be a home run, grand slam or break records - it would be nice if it does - as long as it is good quality. I think we are just going to continue to work and put out some good stuff people are going to like."

Days after he officiated a wedding for a fan during a press junket for the film in Miami, Johnson said he is not planning to oversee any more ceremonies.

Asked which celebrity couple he would like to marry, he said: "I wouldn't, I only did one, Nick Mundy's."

True Detective star Alexandra Daddario plays Johnson's daughter Blake in the film, and said he immediately put her at ease.

"He's strong and tough and remarkable but also sensitive and inspiring and kind and made me feel so comfortable on set for somebody who is so much larger than life the way he is. He has a charisma and presence that is extraordinary."

British actress Archie Panjabi, best known for her roles in The Good Wife and East Is East, also stars in the action epic.

She said she thinks audiences are drawn to disaster films because of the element of the unknown.

"I think its because as human beings we don't fully understand them, so watching a film like this gives us insight into if something like that would happen to you, but I think any level of preparation will never reduce your fear or anxiety."

San Andreas is released in UK cinemas tomorrow.

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