NBC is bringing the SmackDown! as “Young Rock” returns to screens on Tuesday.
The comedy returns with season two where audiences will delve back into Dwayne Johnson’s life, continuing the storylines from season one while also introducing new chapters we haven’t yet seen. As Dwayne and his loving, resilient family face new challenges and meet new wild characters of professional wrestling, Dwayne contemplates embracing the grind of professional wrestling himself. The show will explore the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life people he’s met along the way.
The Blast correspondent Ty Cole was able to chat with Joseph Lee Anderson and Uli Latukefu about the new season, their favorite Dwayne career moments, which WWE superstar would be a great VP if The Rock became president, and more.
The Stars Share Their Favorite Career Moment Of Dwayne’s
As a wrestling fan in the late 90s’ / early 00s’, you could not flip on WWE and not see The Rock on your television screen Monday and Thursday nights. With such an illustrious career and epic battles, eight-time former WWE Champion has delivered some jaw-dropping television moments which means if you’re going to channel him as a character, there are some big shoes to fill.
Latukefu, who plays Dwayne in 1996, shared it’s the writing on the series that helped him embody the role of the famed wrestler.
“We have some incredible writing and Dwayne is hands-on with the stories as a producer since the show is about him,” he shared.
“A few grounding things that helped is [Dwayne] is very aware of his surroundings as he grew up in poverty and has moved around fro. city to city which forges a strength as well as some sort of resilience. In addition to his admiration for his father [Rocky Johnson], it’s his innocence as he’s very optimistic about his challenges and his future. He may not know exactly what is in front of him, but he knows there’s something great.”
Favorite Cheat Meals
Everyone has their go-to cheat meals when they want to splurge and switch up their daily eating routines. Anderson shares his favorite cheat meal which is a stack of pancakes.
“I’m a pancake kinda guy,” he shared. “I like a nice light brown, close to being burnt with lots of syrup. I want a big pancake.”
Latukefu jumped in and shared Anderson doesn’t necessarily eat the pancakes, he “breathes” them in.
Who Should Be The Rock’s Vice President?
In the series, Johnson plays a fictionalized version of himself and is running for president. When asking the starts which WWE superstar they feel would be a great candidate to be a VP, Latukefu threw The Undertaker into the hat.
Whew, I mean the history between these two Hall Of Famers, they would be a great pair to run the world.
You can watch the full interview below and make sure you watch the series premiere of “Young Rock” on NBC on March 15th at 8/7c.