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Dwayne Johnson: There’s strength in tragedy

Dwayne Johnson has sent his condolences to all who suffered as a result of the recent earthquake in Nepal.

The 43-year-old actor stars in San Andreas, a forthcoming action movie about a fictional seismic event that destroys California.

And in the wake of Nepal’s massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which took the lives of numerous people on April 25, Dwayne has spoken about how his new film serves as a reflection on disaster.

"The ideology of family and strength coming together through a tragedy [is a disaster’s silver lining],” he noted during a press conference for San Andreas, according to People magazine.

Dwayne claims the film’s cast and crew were very reverential about the impact of disastrous events on communities while shooting the picture.

He insists all parties involved in the project weren’t interested in making a frivolous earthquake feature.

"I think that we made the movie knowing and understanding the content of it and what we were making," Dwayne noted. "The world we live in and the life we have today, these things happen. It’s so unfortunate, incredibly unfortunate. Prayers and thoughts continue to go out to everybody in Nepal and everybody who was affected by that."

The actor was committed to giving a riveting performance as soon as he stepped on set.

And the former professional wrestler hopes audiences will be moved by the picture as much as he was.

"The truth is, you go into a project like this with everything you've got, your heart and your soul, and you just want to make a good movie,” Dwayne said.

San Andreas reaches American theatres May 29.

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