Dwayne Johnson says Naomie Harris is a 'badass'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 April 2018
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Hollywood star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has hailed Naomie Harris, describing her as a "badass"

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says Naomie Harris is a "badass".

The 41-year-old actress stars alongside the wrestler-turned-actor in the new action movie 'Rampage', and despite her lack of experience in the genre, Dwayne thinks Naomie performed the role perfectly.

He said: "Naomie has serious dramatic chops, as we all saw with her performance in 'Moonlight'. But she's also a badass who has guts.

"This was her first big action film with scenes of epic calamity and destruction, and she put a lot of trust in me when we filmed those scenes.

"It was incredibly impressive how she stepped onto the set and said, 'I am throwing caution to the wind, bringing my experience to this film, even though I have never been in a helicopter that has crashed or been chased by enormous mutated animals. I'm just going to go for it.' And she went for it."

In fact, Dwayne - who stars as a primatologist in the movie - revealed it took his co-star - who plays a discredited genetic engineer - just three days to master the genre.

He shared: "On her first day on set, Naomie was thrown into a big action scene. The city of Chicago is going down. We were in a helicopter, rotating downward from the top of the tower.

"It involved a lot of destruction and we're plummeting. There were a lot of marks she had to look at, plus green screen and a lot of, well, all those things that come with making this type of movie. And Naomie did it all.

"She was amazing. By day three, she was a master at the action. Just like that."

Rampage

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Brad Peyton
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  • UK release: 13 April 2018

When a space-born pathogen starts turning random animals dangerous across the USA, primatologist Davis (Johnson) is on the case. Splendidly silly monster movie which swerves between knowing humour, endearing stupidity and an over-long CGI-heavy finale; Morgan’s turn as a gung-ho Homeland Security agent is a hoot.

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