-- Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson was dishing up some cold, hard facts about mythical creatures on “Good Morning America” today.
“Unicorns are the most lethal animals on the planet,” Johnson, 44, said in defense of his interesting fashion choices in the upcoming action-packed comedy “Central Intelligence,” about two high school classmates who reunite for a top-secret high-stakes mission to save the world.
Johnson stars alongside Kevin Hart in the hilarious new film, which has an underlying anti-bullying message.
The two actors caused complete chaos — in the best possible way — at a New York City high school yesterday to help spread awareness about bullying prevention.
“It was complete pandemonium,” he said of the massive surprise. “The kids went crazy. It was a huge surprise. Myself and Kevin Hart went. The moment we walked in, they went nuts, and literally, it took 10 minutes to try and calm everybody down. But it was the greatest thing, and we spoke about anti-bullying.”
Johnson said the key to stopping bullying is “to communicate.”
“We wanted to make sure we delivered a big, action-packed movie that had great comedy but also had a message that when the audience left — they hopefully left floating because they’re happy — but also open up dialogue about bullying,” he said.
“I was bullied when I was in junior high school, and the overall message about kids — and we’ve been talking to kids all across the country about this — but the key about bullying is to communicate,” he added. “Not everybody has the gumption hit a bully back or be physical, but what you want to do is communicate to your teachers, to your counselors, to your principal, to your brothers, to your sisters, to your parents, to somebody, because ultimately what we want to do is make sure that action is taken and the bullying stops.”
“Central Intelligence” hits theaters on June 17.