I think I may have found someone generous enough to buy me a Tesla for no reason.
Dwayne Johnson, whose new movie Rampage is out later this month, hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night to discuss the film's motion-capture gorilla and other items of importance. At one point, the topic of the Rock's dad, Rocky Johnson, recently sneak-requesting a new Escalade was broached. "He's doing very good now," Johnson said. "You know, it's just a tough life, the world of wrestling. He had both his knees done, he just had his hip done. So here's what’s funny out of this circumstance. He's a tough guy, he had his hip done, and I get a call from him."
That call, Johnson explained, included his father's insistence that a doctor had told him he needed a Cadillac Escalade. "The crazy thing is I literally just got him a car last Christmas," Johnson joked. "He wanted this Ford Explorer and I'm like, 'Yeah, no problem' and he's like, 'Yeah, but the problem is the bucket seats in the Escalade.'"
Johnson added that he has a "problem" when it comes to procuring new automobiles for those closest to him. "Here's the thing," he told Kimmel. "I have this problem. I do have an issue, right? It's like a little sickness that I have where I really enjoy buying cars and giving cars to people . . . I'm the big, brown, bald, tattooed Oprah."
Housekeepers, doulas, and "multiple family members" have been the lucky recipients of new cars so far. Though Johnson clarified that he isn't running around handing out free cars to strangers, I still think he could potentially make an exception for me. For the record, this is the Tesla I want. Thanks, Dwayne.