is entering the second season of the show, which as you know, focuses on something in the sports world and also some other stuff in the sports-business world, but is mainly a vehicle for the Rock to wear suits. HBO’s series Ballers
Here, in a bit of excellent marketing for some audiences that certainly had no idea
Ballers existed, is Dwayne making the semi-announcement that we’ll see his “ballers” this season.
Posted to Instagram this morning, the Rock shares his “Nuidity” Waiver (sic) — that typo is just goddamn cute. Dwayne also shares the phrase: “We have an old southern saying, “the gravy is always free, but you gotta pay for the pork chop.’ Wait what??”
And we agree. Wait, what??
The first season of the HBO show made liberal use of female nudity, so having a guy in there is a great offset.
The Duplass Brothers made a rule for their show
Togetherness (also on HBO, also probably unseen by most people) that any use of female nudity has to be offset by the use of male nudity, to keep things balanced. Jay has also mentioned in interviews that everyone does nudity very honestly, so no one is allowed to “do a week of kale smoothies before a nude scene.”
Dwayne is using Instagram to disseminate a lot of information these days. He posted his utterly insane shooting schedule for the year next to a work-out photo.
2016 breakdown of my shooting schedule (while maintaining relationships and being dad and daddy to the most awesome daughters in the world) and why I'm up at 4am everyday to train (aside from being slightly bat shit crazy). Once we wrap season 2 of #BALLERS (4 weeks left), the next day I'll start shooting our “little" beach movie called #BAYWATCH (literally THE most successful TV intellectual property of all time - so the pressure is on - bring it). After a 12 week #BAYWATCH shoot, I'll go right into shooting #FastAndFurious8. We're a family, and playing the character of HOBBS is one of my greatest joys and I'll make the promise to ya right now: I'm stepping on that set ready to rumble and raise the bar on all levels: The intensity, the tactical gear/weapons and especially that "Hobbs' winking fun". Since Fast & Furious 5, you've made HOBBS the highest testing character for a reason - and we're gonna give new meaning to the catchphrase, "Daddy's gotta go to work." After approximately 12-14 weeks of shooting FF8, I'll transition right into the big one... #RAMPAGE. Before we start shooting I'll spend time at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve as well with Anti-Poaching Units out of Africa. As big and fun as this movie is, the key is grounding it in research and authenticity. The entire team that brought you San Andreas is back and we can't wait to get started on this one. King Kong is just a little monkey compared to what these massive RAMPAGING ANIMALS can do. Now of course the universe can step in at anytime and throw a flag on the play, but as you see there's a method to my madness of 4am wake ups for cardio & training hard - it anchors my day and allows me to 100% focus and prep for these roles - and the irony of this whole thing is all these roles pale in comparison to the most daunting, gratifying and holy shit scary role of all - being a father. But that's for another fun discussion. And I close this long ass post with a question anyone who just trained calves would ask... do I or do I not have gum stuck on the bottom of my shoe? 😜 #Method2TheMadness #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #ChaseYourGreatness #AndCheckYourShoesForGum 💯👊🏾
Makes me long for the days of Courtney Love MySpace posts.
I’d probably use this opportunity to embed a trailer for
Ballers, but our site’s resident wrestling fan claims you’ll enjoy this more: