#TBT My first day ever of acting shooting "The Mummy Returns". Middle of the Sahara Desert. 115+ degrees. The entire first 10min of the movie was based on my character named The Scorpion King, so no pressure... I was told "don't use ice in your drinks when you go over there". Of course like a know it all idiot in my 20's, the first thing I do when I land is ask for ice in my soda.

Woke up the next day - my first day of shooting and was as sick as a mangy junkyard dog. I was so sick I literally had things coming out of my body I could not identify, nor have I ever seen since. Just let that fun visual sink in... Went to set and powered thru. In between the action sequences, the crew would have to cover me in blankets because I was shivering cold - and again, we were in the middle of the f*cking Sahara Desert. I remember thinking to myself while covered up in blankets, "Wow my very first movie and I'm gonna kick the bucket in the middle of the desert. Great job DJ." Director Stephen Summers came over and asked if he should call a helicopter to transport me to the hospital. I said "Nah, let's shoot". We got the shots we needed that day to successfully tell the movie's story. And the ironic part of that crazy day in the desert of me pushing thru my pain (which could've easily gone horribly wrong;), was little to my knowledge - a few days later Universal Studios watched the footage from that day (Ron Meyer, Stacey Snider, Kevin Misher and Scott Stuber) and said "We should make a movie based off of Rock's character, The Scorpion King." That's exactly what we did. Got lucky, the movie broke box office records and it launched my career.

Push thru your pain, 'cause sometimes there's great success on the other side. 
Even if you can't identify what's exiting your body. Fun. ✔️
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  • therock#TBT My first day ever of acting shooting "The Mummy Returns". Middle of the Sahara Desert. 115+ degrees. The entire first 10min of the movie was based on my character named The Scorpion King, so no pressure... I was told "don't use ice in your drinks when you go over there". Of course like a know it all idiot in my 20's, the first thing I do when I land is ask for ice in my soda.

    Woke up the next day - my first day of shooting and was as sick as a mangy junkyard dog. I was so sick I literally had things coming out of my body I could not identify, nor have I ever seen since. Just let that fun visual sink in... Went to set and powered thru. In between the action sequences, the crew would have to cover me in blankets because I was shivering cold - and again, we were in the middle of the f*cking Sahara Desert. I remember thinking to myself while covered up in blankets, "Wow my very first movie and I'm gonna kick the bucket in the middle of the desert. Great job DJ." Director Stephen Summers came over and asked if he should call a helicopter to transport me to the hospital. I said "Nah, let's shoot". We got the shots we needed that day to successfully tell the movie's story. And the ironic part of that crazy day in the desert of me pushing thru my pain (which could've easily gone horribly wrong;), was little to my knowledge - a few days later Universal Studios watched the footage from that day (Ron Meyer, Stacey Snider, Kevin Misher and Scott Stuber) and said "We should make a movie based off of Rock's character, The Scorpion King." That's exactly what we did. Got lucky, the movie broke box office records and it launched my career.

    Push thru your pain, 'cause sometimes there's great success on the other side.
    Even if you can't identify what's exiting your body. Fun. ✔️

  • holleymarvinScorpion king first movie faster with you in g i joe with you it well
  • wolfviegas92👊😎👌👌👌
  • montserrat3266I love that movie
  • bbaxa911SCORPION
  • vitorchorkConam
  • bouquet_nadineWow!!
  • zahory_turbin😍
  • aliii1278.532634426👍
  • ortega_lizetSoy fan del Rey Escorpión, a partir de ahí empeze a seguirte. Éxitos para ti!!!!
  • annspaaulaI loveee youuuuu!❤️
  • amir.rashidi74HrkoL😉
  • poulamagdy@laratadros
  • _blossoming_lotus_I can't count how many times I've seen the Mummy returns or the scorpion king. They never get old.
  • nancylove_9Hotness!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍
  • steph_804Awesome. I will continue to try and push through...it is not easy, but you make a great point. You may not get a second chance so, mind over matter. #PUSHTHROUGH @therock
  • dehziinha_ferrazAdoro esse filme 😍😍😍❤
  • damia_poohI love that movie
  • damia_poohI wished foe another one
  • mariannebr1The Scorpion king ♡
  • dauntaeleyvaTe scorpion king
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