They don’t get more down to earth in Hollywood than Dwayne Johnson (aka the Rock), the star of Hercules — Brett Ratner’s adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Johnson plays the mythological hero, whose adventures have been the subject of numerous stories through the ages.
Ratner’s film opened last weekend and focuses on Hercules' battle against a tyrannical warlord in order to help the King of Thrace and his daughter. The film picks up after Hercules completes his legendary Twelve Labors, a series of tasks the demigod endured as penance for slaying his wife and sons in a fit of madness.
Since Hercules had to overcome some difficulties in his past, writer and actor Nick Mundy (for Screen Junkies) wanted to discuss his own hurtful past in an interview with Johnson. The chat involves Johnson calling a few “high school bullies,” who apparently tortured poor Mundy back in the day — except things aren’t quite as they seem. Regardless of what you think of Mundy, Johnson is charming, good-natured, and funny about the whole thing. Check it out.
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