Why 'The Rock' will always love PH

By Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at May 28 2015 12:00 PM | Updated as of May 28 2015 08:00 PM

HOLLYWOOD - Over the years, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has climbed to the Hollywood's A-list through his passion and dedication for his job. The actor remains humble and appreciative of the people who supported him from the beginning, including his loyal Filipino fans.

With films that have earned more than $2 billion worldwide, Johnson is a global superstar.

His new film "San Andreas" is one of Hollywood’s biggest movies of the season.

The former wrestler is known for his strong work ethic that he says he developed at an early age.

Johnson faced some challenges growing up. At 14 years old, his family was evicted.

"I was really motivated by that at that time because I felt like if I made me something of myself and I became something, anything that would earn me money so that we wouldn’t get evicted anymore. That kept me going. Just the idea of 'What can I do?'," he said.

He also never forgets the fans that have supported him from the beginning.

"Ii miss the Philippines. I love the Philippines. The first time I was there was a very special experience for me because I’ve never been to the Philippines before and I wrestled there. And it was a massive crowd that came to see me wrestle and I’ll never forget it. So the love that was there at that time was very, very special," he said.

Johnson also expressed his admiration for Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.

"I’ve always admired his class. I’ve admired how he’s carried himself as a representative of boxing and boxing is going through this interesting place right now. And by the way, he just made history. I don’t think that pay-per-view record will ever be broken so he’s very special," he said.

Fans of The Rock can catch him at his best playing the hero in "San Andreas," opening this week.

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