The Rock opened up about the death of his former fast and furious co-star Paul Walker in November in an interview which is due to come out on June 27.
Dwayne Johnson said he was in Florida, driving at the time when the news broke. ‘I pulled over and looked at my messages and had a moment where I just caught my breath.
‘We said a prayer right then to give his daughter (Meadow) strength — because we had talked about our daughters.
‘Both of us were divorced, and we talked about the power of being a dad and the strong connection of a dad and his girl. Then once we got home, we started bawling.’
The Rock added: ‘He was a beautiful man, and in that crazy world, that’s really something.’
Dwayne may be on top of his game now, with his movies grossing $1.3 billion in 2013, but he freely admitted struggling with depression and anxiety as he tried to find a breakthrough from his poverty-stricken upbringing.
But it was one terrible dose of depression, when injuries forced him out of aspiring pro-football, that led to the change that jump-started his entertainment career.
‘I didn’t want to do a thing,’ the Fast and Furious star recalled. ‘I didn’t want to go anywhere. I was crying constantly. Eventually, you reach a point where you are all cried out.
He was forced to move back home to his parents – and decided to become a wrestler like his dad, Rocky. The Rock went on to become one of the most successful wrestlers in history, with 17 championship reigns
Dwayne is currently filming the big-budget Hercules in Australia.