- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson criticizes his waxwork statue in Paris for its inaccuracies, particularly his skin color.
- The Grévin Museum has responded to Johnson’s criticisms and plans to remedy the issues “as quickly as possible.”
- The Rock shared a video of comedian James Andre Jefferson Jr. mocking the statue, saying it looks like they “turned the rock into a pebble.”
Hollywood powerhouse Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has expressed his dissatisfaction with the waxwork statue of himself, which was recently unveiled at the Grévin Museum in Paris. Johnson shared a video on social media featuring comedian James Andre Jefferson Jr., who critiques the statue and claims it appears as though the creators “turned the rock into a pebble” and made the action star look like he “ain’t never seen the sun.”
In sharing the video, Johnson reveals his intentions to contact the museum and seek updates and improvements for the waxwork, especially regarding his “skin color.” He stated, “For the record, I’m going to have my team reach out to our friends at Grevin Museum, in Paris, France so we can work at ‘updating’ my wax figure here with some important details and improvements – starting with my skin color.”
The wax figure was first unveiled last week after Johnson won a competition called the Grévin Awards. Fans voted online for one of ten celebrities to be immortalized in wax, and Johnson emerged victorious over stars such as Ariana Grande, Tom Holland, Zendaya, Dua Lipa, Elon Musk, Selena Gomez, Lupita Nyong’o, Chris Pratt, and Margot Robbie. However, it seems that Johnson is less than pleased with the final result.
According to a Deadline report, the Grévin Museum has responded to Johnson’s criticisms and promised to rectify the issues with the statue “as quickly as possible.” The museum stated, “Dwayne Johnson is right and we noticed it and will obviously remedy it as quickly as possible and send him new photos once completed. We are waiting for him when he will come to Paris and the Grevin Wax Museum to celebrate that with a cup of champagne.”
Meanwhile, The Rock continues to juggle a busy schedule with numerous upcoming projects. Following his surprise reappearance in the Fast and Furious sequel Fast X, Johnson will reprise his role as Luke Hobbs in both Fast and Furious 11 and a spinoff titled Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Reyes. He is also set to return in several sequels for franchises like Jungle Cruise, Red Notice, Jumanji, and potentially San Andreas.
Additionally, Johnson will join Marvel star Chris Evans in the action-adventure Christmas film Red One, directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Chris Morgan, based on an original story by Hiram Garcia. Although the plot remains under wraps, the movie is anticipated to premiere on Amazon Prime Video later this year.