Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has made a career out of his perpetually fit, gym-honed physique. But it appears even the actor feels a nervous energy when taking on a new role, and when tasked with making his superhero debut in DC’s Black Adam, Johnson isn’t holding anything back when it comes to getting in the best shape of his life. He’s already got the kind of torso that most studios would require significant CGI and costuming to achieve on any other actor, but with a shirtless scene coming up in the final week of filming, Johnson is looking to get shredded.
He regularly shares his epic workouts on the ‘gram, the kind that leave you feeling exhausted merely watching them. But as anyone tapped into fitness knows, it all comes down to diet at the end of the day and Johnson is no different. Now, the actor has shared the “breakfast of champions” he’s eating daily to hone his physique for that upcoming scene. “This is it,” said the actor in a video posted to his social media.
“We leave it all out on the field, and I’ve got to show my body not week on screen, so the diet is really getting dialled-in,” he added. Johnson also revealed that he’s pulled sodium from his diet whole on the home stretch of production, while also limiting his water intake.
For breakfast, Johnson is now digging into flank steak, egg whites and brown rice. The dish is topped off with blueberries, because, why not. “I shovel it all in, it doesn’t matter to me,” says Johnson on his eyebrow-raising breakfast. Fans were also intrigued by the beverage spotted in the video, which Johnson described as brown rice oatmeal.
“One usually eats, if you’re a normal person, with a spoon, but I make it really watery and I just drink it,” he said. “It’s all for the cause. The goal is to raise the bar with Black Adam, and set a new standard and paradigm with how it’s done…fingers crossed next week we’ll bring it home strong.”
Black Adam has certainly proved testing. Thanks to the global coronavirus pandemic, the film suffered numerous setbacks that halted production and led to difficulties with filming. It’s been two years of character, story and production prep for Johnson, and now he’s finally able to move into the final stages of filming. As he thanked his fans for support, he added: “I think we’re making a movie and creating a universe that’s definitive, unique, bad ass and cool. Fingers crossed we bring it on home strong next week.”