11 Times Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Kept It Real on Instagram
WHEN HE OPENED UP ABOUT BEEF ON THE FAST 8 SET
Johnson took to Instagram to air his frustrations during his final week of filming the highly anticipated film Fast 8. "There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one," he wrote in a post. "My female costars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male costars, however, are a different story." While the action star didn't reveal who exactly he was referring to, sources said Johnson had been butting heads with fellow costar Vin Diesel. "Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't," Johnson continued. "The ones that don't are too chicken s--- to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."
WHEN HE TOOK ON DADDY DUTIES ON HIS PRIVATE PLANE
"Regardless of where we're at … when #2 happens with my baby girl," Johnson wrote, captioning a photo of himself changing pint-sized daughter Jasmine. "I'm the #1 man for the job."
WHEN HE ANNOUNCED HE & GIRLFRIEND LAUREN WERE EXPECTING
The Baywatch star is known for being open with his fans – particularly when it comes to major milestones, like when he and longtime partner Lauren Hashian revealed they were expecting their first child together. "I was raised by and live with amazing and strong women, so the universe felt we needed one more," Johnson announced on Instagram. "IT'S A BABY GIRL!!"
WHEN HE RELATED TO ANYONE WHO'S EVER HAD A MAJOR CHEAT MEAL
Sure, Johnson usually keeps himself in check with a strict eating and workout regimen, but when it's finally time to unwind (say, after wrapping production on a film), the actor is all about indulging in his favorite foods.
WHEN HE POKED FUN AT HIMSELF BY ROCKING A FANNY PACK
"Ever since this picture dropped, there's been this crazy rumor going around the world that I am into fanny packs," he said in an Instagram video, before asking: "Is The Rock into fanny packs? You bet your sweet ass I am into the fanny packs."
WHEN HE SHARED HIS NO. 1 TRAVEL TIP
"Travel light, my friends," the actor joked, carrying a piece of luggage about the size of his body. The actor also (naturally) put his larger-than-life biceps on full display, resulting in a cartoonish side-by-side comparison.
WHEN HE RECOUNTED A PERSONAL STORY ON THANKSGIVING …
… while simultaneously inspiring fans. "When I was 15yrs old, times were so hard we were hoping someone would invite us over for Thanksgiving cause we couldn't afford to have our own," he wrote, captioning a photo of himself and mom Ata, surrounded by a table of food. "We're a long way away from being that broke again, which is why big smiles come a bit easier these days."
WHENEVER HE GIVES US A GLIMPSE INTO HIS CHILDHOOD
Johnson is all about posting throwback pictures on Instagram, but this one might just take the cake. An 11-year-old Johnson is caught on TV during a WWE taping, where he remembers meeting one of his "strongest mentors in the business," Vince McMahon. "Looking back at this gem of a picture, there's two things I've learned: Things are never as bad as they seem … and instead of worrying about my chickenpox," wrote the Fast 8 actor, adding that he had just recovered from the common childhood infection. "I should've been concerned with the world questioning whether I was a boy or a girl. Which, for the record happened all the time to me when I was a kid."
WHEN HE POSTED A TRUE CANDID PIC WITH HIS HORSES
"Bob here is being a punk cause he knows it's picture time and I'm trying to look cool," he wrote. "While Jeffery is like 'I'm a straight baller and ready to blow up the 'gram.' "
WHEN HE REDEFINED MULTITASKING
Being The Rock takes a lot of time and energy, it seems. In this 'gram, the actor gets his head shaved while he sending emails and having food prepared – all while flying in a private plane. "This pic represents the fact that regardless of who you are, where you're from or what you do ... there just ain't enough hours in the day to get more s--t done," he shared.
WHEN HE REVEALED AN ALL-IMPORTANT TIP FOR PICTURES
Ever wonder why Johnson seems to ooze swagger in every photo? Turns out, achieving that same level of cool is easily attainable. "#ItsConsideredGangstaToKeepAdjustingYourCuff," he added to his caption, inspiring budding Instagram stars everywhere.