Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson loves New Mexico and the feeling is mutual
Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been filming a movie in New Mexico, and the Land of Enchantment has clearly entranced the star.
"You feel the spirit down here. It's a very spiritual place. The mana is real down here. And these drives have just been spectacular," Johnson said in an Instagram video on April 25 while driving his truck in New Mexico.
The former WWE wrestler has been in the Four Corners area to film the newest Jumanji movie.
"I just want to thank everybody in the Four Corners area for being so loving and so supportive and so welcoming," he said in the video.
Before New Mexico, shooting for the third Jumanji film took place in the jungles of Hawaii and the snowcapped mountains of Alberta, Canada, Johnson said in the post, as well as Atlanta, according to a previous Instagram post from The Rock.
The currently untitled Jumanji sequel is slated to premiere Dec. 13.
It follows the success of first sequel, 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," which grossed more than $62 million worldwide, according to IMDb, and was well-received from both critics and audiences alike. "Welcome to the Jungle" holds a 76% critics' rating and an 86% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson sat down with USA TODAY's Bryan Alexander and shared the inspiration behind his 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' character, Dr. Smolder Bravestone, and how his own teenage past helped him master the role. USA TODAY
What else is Dwayne Johnson up to?
On April 23, Johnson was at the Time 100 gala, where he was honored as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2019.
Johnson reprised his role as Luke Hobbs in the "Fast & Furious" spinoff "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." The film, featuring Johnson's Hobbs and Jason Statham's Shaw, hits theaters August 2.
The second-highest-paid actor in the world is also a producer.
- "Fighting With My Family," a movie Johnson produced about the WWE, came out in February.
- "Titan Games," a competition series inspired by Johnson’s gym workouts and drunk ideas, which Johnson produces and hosts, debuted in January.
The father of three turns 47 on May 2.