Dwayne Johnson on shaking, quaking 'San Andreas'
By Alicia Avila
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hulking actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson creates a new save-the-day persona as a rescue pilot in California earthquake thriller "San Andreas," opening in U.S. theaters on Friday.
Johnson, 43, talked to Reuters about recreating the magnitude 9-plus earthquake, an even bigger challenge than doing "Fast & Furious" films with Vin Diesel. Below are excerpts of the interview.
Q: What attracts audiences to a film like this?
A: You're dealing with Mother Nature at her strongest and it is the biggest earthquake ever recorded.
It's a platform for people to experience something on this epic level, that they know unfortunately could happen.
They're able to be entertained, they're able to lose their breath ... and then they're able to leave the theater and talk about it, like, 'Wow, I wonder what we would do.'
Q: Were you an earthquake enthusiast before the film? Continued...