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Did The Rock Really Bust Crime?
Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson on his heroics

11 September 2012  |  Written by Nick de Semlyen  |  Source: Exclusive

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Did The Rock Really Bust Crime?

Fast 6 — also known as Fast And The Furious 6, and, to members of cast and crew, F6 — is currently shooting in the UK. But you probably know this already, due to a spate of breathless newspaper headlines last week, describing a run-in between Dwayne Johnson and some would-be burglars. (“Johnson grapples with a gang of raiders,” screamed The Sun.) As reported, the gigantic star heroically charged towards the criminals while wielding a prop gun. But, as we learned when we spoke to Johnson on-set, the truth is a little less dramatic.

“I’ll tell you what happened,” says Johnson. “Those guys are the unluckiest burglars on the face of the planet. Whatever they were doing was clearly thwarted, though not by my intention.

"We were outside. I was in my gear — flak jacket on, weapon drawn. There was a lot of noise and gunfire. Gina [Carano] and I are scaling a wall, we’re jumping down and running. And we’re in this shady area, where there’s a canal, which I’m sure is an access point for bad guys. So as we’re running we happened to scare, from afar, this bunch of miscreants. I was running in their direction but it wasn’t to them! They turned and thought, ‘Holy shit! Here comes The Rock and he’s got a weapon!’ And I was thinking, ‘I want to get this scene, so I can go home and eat.’ Just another Thursday in my world, fighting crime!”

So there you have it: Dwayne Johnson, accidental hero. Unless the above is just his cover story and right now he’s thwarting a diamond heist in Kensington.


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