Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson play together in the new blockbuster “Jungle Cruise”. The Hollywood stars about the shooting and their role model function.
“Jungle Cruise” is currently running in Swiss cinemas and on Disney+.
The film is about the adventurous researcher Lilly Houghton (Emily Blunt, 38), who wants to find a unique tree in the Amazon that has miraculous healing powers. With the uncouth captain Frank (Dwayne Johnson, 49) it goes on a breakneck Amazon river trip.
The stars of the blockbuster, Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, talk in an interview about their chemistry (which was right) and Emily’s role model function. You can see the whole conversation in the video above.
Dwayne «The Rock» Johnson is not only an optical heavyweight: With an estimated fortune of over 400 million US dollars, the 49-year-old American is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and with currently 259 million followers and also one of the biggest stars on social media.
And the big man obviously has a soft spot for a very specific setting in his films: As in «Jumanji» and «Journey» plays the story of his new blockbuster, currently running in Swiss cinemas and on Disney+ «Jungle Cruise» in the jungle. The part of the right-wing skipper Frank Wolff himself, however, is something completely new for him, says «The Rock» in an interview: «Such roles are not often offered to me: those of the crook and fraudster, who should not be fully trusted, but who can be charming if he wants something.» That’s exactly what appealed to him, says the former wrestler. «I also wanted to work with Emily Blunt.»
“Scenes come to life when you understand each other”
Hollywood star Emily Blunt (38) returns the compliment in a joint interview: «I already knew at the first meeting that the chemistry was right», according to the US actress. «This is how the scenes come to life – wThat is what we are talking about in a natural way.»
The 38-year-old plays in «Jungle Cruise» an adventurous scientist, something like the female Version of Indiana Jones. A role model for girls, then? «She is not afraid to leave behind the restrictions that existed for women at that time.», says Emily Blunt about botanist Dr. Lily Houghton, who in 1916 became a fast-pacedn Embark on an adventure in the Amazon jungle. «Lily has no interest in adapting. I think she’s a very encouraging character and I want girls and boys to see that and learn how important it is.»
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