They both Rock (sorry)
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Zac Efron’s High School Musical Days are far behind him, and even though he sometimes reminds us of his Wildcats past with cute pictures on Instagram, his bulging Baywatch muscles are a far cry from basketball playing teenager, Troy Bolton.
However, his Baywatch co-star Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has – for as long as we can remember – had biceps the size of babies. To us, he will always be the slightly terrifying and insanely built professional wrestler on WWF. The tiny pants! That eyebrow raise! The stuff nineties dreams were made of.
After a string of successful action movies, he managed to make the smooth transition from wrestler to A-list actor. But even the brawniest of film stars require a stunt double, and it just so happens that Dwayne’s is his near-identical cousin, Tanoai Reed.
They have been working together since 2002 when Dwayne was working on The Scorpion King and Tanoai jumped in to be his body double. As Dwayne’s Hollywood career went from strength to strength, he has kept Tanoai by his side. Because let’s face it – they’re an incredible match. Just take a look…
Not only is their likeness uncanny, but they’re actually really good pals which is very sweet.
Despite the risks that come with the job, Tanoai has now been Dwayne’s trusty stunt double for years and his dedication to the job has even left him some pretty serious injuries. He managed to shatter his ankle while filming a scene for The Rundown in 2003 when he rolled down a cliffside.
All in the name of cousinly love, right?