Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was in a hard place ‘but got through it’




LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actor Dwayne Johnson onstage at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Presents Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic-Con at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

One of Hollywood’s highest paid actors has hosted Thanksgiving this year to remind fans he was once too poor to afford dinner.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared a picture of his family on Instagram, to illustrate what the holiday spirit meant for him.

“As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time back in ’87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over their house to eat,” he wrote.

“We were in a tough spot back then, but we got thru it,” he added.

“And here we are today. One big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana.”

The former WWE star has been named Forbes second highest paid actor of the year, having earned $65m (£48m) in 2017.

The 45-year-old star is known for his role in the Fast And Furious franchise and other hits including Baywatch and the upcoming Jumanji reboot.

He said it was “beautiful seeing and listening to everyone speak from their heart” this year during Thanksgiving dinner, traditional holiday in the US.

In the post, Johnson also joked about being dethroned as People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive by country singer and TV star Blake Shelton.

Johnson, who came top last year, said: “Personally, I’m a little surprised no one expressed how thankful they were that THE Sexiest Man Alive (I refuse to relinquish my title to Blake Shelton or any man) was sitting at the table”.

“I didn’t want to be a d*** and interrupt the prayer,” he said

“But at some point someones gotta address the elephant in the room.” – Sky News