InStyle “makes beautiful music” with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The actor embraces a fresh sleek edge for the accompanying photo shoot. Photographer Carter Smith and stylist Ilaria Urbinati come together for the chic outing. The Rock wears sophisticated menswear from brands like Burberry and Giorgio Armani.
A man with what seems like a million projects, The Rock explains how he’s coping.
I start with gratitude. I’m in my 40s now, my fourth level, you know, and for me, in my 20s, I thought I knew everything—didn’t know shit, confesses Johnson.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson InStyle Photo Shoot
In my 30s, things started to cave in a little bit, and I began questioning myself and the decisions I was making. Divorce happened. Fatherhood was taking a challenging left turn. I was trying to figure out what kind of dad I wanted to be, so there was a lot of shit happening.
However, things seem to be working out for Johnson. He continues,
Now, in my fourth level, I can honestly wake up every day, be present, and be grateful for everything. And I keep the tougher times I’ve had in the forefront of my mind—like when I was 14 and we were evicted from our house, or when I had 7 bucks in my pocket. The gratitude motivates me. I like to get up before sunrise before the baby [Jasmine, 2] wakes up, so I can get my work done and get going.