When a celebrity does something to alter their ‘traditional’ image it normally causes a melt down among fans.
Who remembers the hype when Baby Spice curled her hair, or when Kim K dyed her trademark locks blonde – yes shocking I know *detects sarcasm*!
Well now, running with that theme, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has caused a stir on social media after posting a photo of him…wait for it…with a beard.
RAMPAGE = Best. Gift. Ever. My director @peytonology killed it with this wrap gift he presented to me on our last day of shooting #Rampage. One of the reasons I wanted to make this movie, was because of the strong personal connection I have with this game. My ALL TIME FAVORITE to play as a kid while living in Hawaii. Us hoodlums would skip school a few times a week to do two things: go watch ROCKY 3 at the theater and then go play RAMPAGE at the arcade. True story. Thank you to my creative brother @peytonology you crazy, brilliant MF. This is our third movie together and my gut tells me it might be our best one yet. And if anyone out there thinks they can take me on this game, then step on up, get a shot at the title and get your ass kicked. If you beat me, drinks on me. #BestGiftEver #ArcadeLife #Rampage 4-20-2018
Given the grand scheme of things, I really don’t think it’s a big deal for a fully grown man to decide to grow a beard, but it looks like fans have reacted to it in a massive way.
Taking to his Instagram to upload a video, The Rock said:
Jus [sic] deliverin’ a package of gratitude.
HBO has officially picked up #Ballers SEASON 4.
Jus deliverin' a package of gratitude. ?? @HBO has officially picked up #Ballers SEASON 4. And a big congrats to @IssaRae and the cast/crew of #Insecure! Thank you all out there for rockin' with us and diggin' our show. Luv and appreciate you and I'm grateful to the bone. #Ballers #Season4 #HBO #SevenBucksProds #LetsRoll ??
And a big congrats to Issa Rae and the cast/crew of Insecure! Thank you all out there for rockin’ with us and diggin’ our show.
Luv [sic] and appreciate you and I’m grateful to the bone.
Fans on social media quickly pointed it out, with one fan even saying the beard made it look like the Baywatch star was morphing into Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air…
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— Ben Smith (@smitheadspeaks) August 10, 2017
Regardless of whether Dwayne is rocking a beard (and yes, pun intended), I couldn’t care less as long as he’s never far from our screens.
I’d take another Wrestlemania appearance too…
A sports enthusiast with a BA (Hons) in Sports Journalism, who can be found predominantly at Villa Park. Having completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism, she then went on to work at Sky Sports, the BBC, and the Mirror. When not engrossed in sport, it’s animals, guitars, and Liam Gallagher which take main focus.