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With Jumanji: The Next Level hitting theaters next week, the film’s stars are currently doing press for the sequel to the surprisingly and wildly successful 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Stars like The Rock and Kevin Hart are professionals and are used to long press tours at this point, but everyone has their breaking point. Take a look below to see the Jumanji press reveals what happens when The Rock and Kevin Hart do too many interviews in a row.
First off, putting Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart together for interviews is either a really terrible idea or a really amazing one-- and I lean towards the latter. The two friends and co-stars have frequently shown, in interviews, through social media banter, pranks on film sets and onscreen roles, that pairing them together is a recipe for both disaster and hilarity.
You combine that potent dynamic between the two and multiply it by the number of interviews they’ve done together in a row as a part of Jumanji: The Next Level’s world tour and you’re just asking for trouble. All it takes is The Rock and Kevin Hart in a room, a helping of fatigue, a dash of deliriousness and the right catalyst, and you get what you see above from The Rock’s Instagram.
The interviewer basically tees up the duo to riff and say the most absurd thing possible by asking if they have any party tricks. The Rock starts to say something and as soon as Kevin Hart pipes up, it’s as if The Rock already knows exactly what he’s about to say, such is the friendship between the two.
Kevin Hart obviously couldn’t help himself and tells the interviewer that Dwayne Johnson’s party trick is that he can tie his balls together. I’m guessing that’s not going to be in Jumanji: The Next Level.
As a comedian, actor and apparent anatomy expert, Kevin Hart notes that older guys have long balls, making them capable of such maneuvers. Mind you, Dwayne Johnson is only seven years older than Kevin Hart.
Because he’s The Rock, he can do things mere mortals cannot do. The common man may be able to tie them in a knot and tie them in a bow, but The Rock can manage it without using his hands. A true feat. As party tricks go though you’ve got to be careful where you try that; know your audience is what I’m saying.
As entertained as the two are by one another, the best part might be the cameraman sitting behind them recording the interview. He puts his hand over his mouth to try to contain his laughter at these two.
On his Instagram, Dwayne Johnson says press junkets will never be the same again and he’s definitely making a case that he and Kevin Hart need a break and have done one too many interviews. Of course if the desire is to produce this kind of hilarity, get them exhausted enough and ask a random question and you don’t know what they’ll say.
Fortunately, the press tour won't be the only funny part about this movie. The early reactions to Jumanji: The Next Level indicate that it too is laugh out loud funny.
Jumanji: The Next Level opens on December 13. Check out our 2020 Release Schedule to see what movies are headed to theaters next year.