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Dwayne Johnson Shares The Moment He Realised Fame Had Turned Him Into An 'A**hole'

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

03:02 21 Apr 2020


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Dwayne Johnson talks fame

Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to answer the fan question; Do you hate being famous or love being famous?

He discussed how, 'highly deceiving,' and, 'cold blooded,' it can be, 'if you let yourself buy into your own fame.'

And he shared the moment he realised fame was turning him into an, 'a**hole.'

The Rock admitted, 'I started to become an a**hole about my fame when I was a famous pro wrestler in my 20’s.'

However, that all changed, 'one fateful night,' when he met two of his biggest fans at a restaurant.

He said, "They probably had no idea that they were part of a defining moment of my life."

 

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At the time, Dwayne agreed to take a photo with them, "Of course I said yes."

"But how I said yes was a psychological play, like I was playing chess, because I said yes, but in a way that made them feel bad."

"So I said, '…Sure. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. Come on. Sit down...'"

The Hollywood actor revealed, "In that moment, their demeanor changed, their energy changed."

"They went from excited, and, 'sorry,' but really excited, to then they felt bad. I have goosebumps now thinking about it.

"They said, 'We’re so sorry. You know what? Bad idea.' The wife is hitting the husband, 'See? I told you we shouldn’t come over.'"

 

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It only took 30 seconds

The Rock pointed out, "It took all of 30 seconds, not even 30 seconds, for me to realise that I had an opportunity to make somebody feel good, and I made them feel bad."

"And what an a**hole that made me. And what an a**hole, rightfully so, that made me feel like."

When the couple walked away, the Jumanji star put himself in their shoes for a second.

He imagined how he'd feel if one of his biggest idols walked through the front door.

Dwayne said, "I told myself I would never ever make anyone feel bad again for coming up to me."

 

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So if you ever see Dwayne Johnson out and about, don't be afraid to ask for a selfie!


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