Another week, another delightful story from the life of the chiseled hunk of cool known as Dwayne “We Will Never Stop Calling You The Rock” Johnson.
After the dual hits of Furious 7 and San Andreas this spring, Johnson headed to Massachusetts to shoot Central Intelligence alongside Kevin Hart and Aaron Paul. Last month he was on his way to the set and, because even movie stars make mistakes, sideswiped a parked car. Now, read Johnson’s Instagram recounting of the event below to see how he magically transformed something that could’ve ruined someone’s day into a tale of friendship and delight.
Here’s a fun story to start your week off… I’m driving to set in my pick up truck - music blasting - I’m singing away like I’m having a one man party in my truck - then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, "Aw shit.. someone’s not gonna be happy..". I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said "Sir, is this your truck?". He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and "Yes it is. Why?". I said "Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I’ll leave you mine and I’ll take care of everything". He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said.."Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?". I said "Yup". He broke out into a huge smile and said "Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!". I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we’re both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol’ crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you’re gonna run into… and sure as hell never know who’s truck you’re gonna sideswipe while driving to work.
So, even car accidents turn into fun times for The Rock. It won’t be long now before all those “Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials are scrapped and replaced by a bunch of screenshots from his Instagram feed.