The Rock Records a Video With His Stunt Double – But the Real Reason for Filming Left Him in Tears
The Rock calls the Hollywood stunt community the backbone of the business and shows his stunt double how grateful he is.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson loves to support his family.
The Rock lived up to his reputation as the nicest guy when he surprised his loyal stuntman (and cousin) Tanoai Reed with a new custom pickup truck. The way he surprised him, was equally sweet.
The Amazing Surprise the Rock Gave to His Stunt Double
The pair filmed what looked like a regular behind-the-scenes video, but Johnson had an ulterior motive.
As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise.Dwayne Johnson on Instagram
Reed has been The Rock’s stuntman since his first starring role in The Scorpion King 16 years ago and his cousin’s career has been anything but cushy.
“Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating badass achieving several ‘Stuntman of the Year’ honors,” he wrote on Instagram.
Reed was moved to tears when he saw the truck with a bright red bow on top and wrote that he was #BlessedBeyondBelief when he shared the gift on social media.
“Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion,” Johsnon continued. “He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business. Love you uso [brother] and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears, and years.”
This isn’t the first time The Rock has gifted a new vehicle to a family member — having given cars to both his parents and two other cousins. The Rock teaches us all to be a little bit more generous.
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
— John Wesley