Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has come a long way since playing the lovable but clueless Joe Kingman in Disney’s “The Game Plan.” The 2007 flick shows Johnson in character as a football player at the height of his career living his very best bachelor life. Everything gets turned on its head, however, when an 8-year-old girl shows up at his doorstep and reveals that she’s actually his daughter from a past relationship.
In a recent interview with Fatherly, Dwayne Johnson speaks to the “bad father” trope and how he tries to get away from that now that he’s fathered three daughters of his own. He also reveals a touching tribute to his daughters that can be found on every single bottle of tequila from his “Teremana” brand.
Dwayne Johnson Considers His Brand a ‘Legacy Play’
Dwayne Johnson proudly revealed how his emotional connection to fatherhood followed him through his business ventures:
“At the bottom of every bottle is an embossed word that says TJS. And that is the three first letters of my three daughters’ first names. And it’s at the bottom of every bottle. It’s a little Easter egg, no one knows it’s there. Check it out. So the reason why I share that with you is it gives you an idea that it’s a real legacy play and brand for me, to continue to build.”
So, what else do we know about this tequila brand? Well, Dwayne Johnson says its quality speaks for itself. “There’s nothing in there, there are no additives, there’s no caramel, there’s no… It is high, high quality. It’s super clean, super clean.” Here he is describing the production process:
(Outsider bonus: If tequila’s your jam, you can catch up with our Jim Casey as he chats with Germán González, Master Tequilero at Tears of Llorona. Just click here.)
Addressing the ‘Inept Dad’ Movie Trope
When asked how he feels about the “inept dad” trope in movies and his own parenting philosophy, Dwayne Johnson offered a lengthy reply:
“I know. It’s ridiculous. And I’m not saying that doesn’t happen — it’s happened to all of us. And I have three daughters. I have an older daughter and of course, I have two young ones. What was intentional, was doing my best to be a better dad than my dad was for me. And my dad loved me with the capacity that he had, but we had a challenging, complicated relationship. So now with my daughters, especially my younger daughters, the intention is to just be a good dad and be there. That means taking them to school every morning, picking them up, taking them to soccer, being that dad.”