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Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About His Mom's Suicide Attempt

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is opening up about a difficult time in his life, when his mom Ata tried to commit suicide when he was 15 years old.

The 45-year-old actor was filming on the set of Ballers in a cemetery, and posted a photo of his day there.

“Got me thinkin’ though bout how many of us have been affected by suicide of our friends, family. Struggle and pain is real. We’ve all been there on some level or another,” The Rock wrote. “My mom tried to check out when I was 15. She got outta the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars swerving outta the way not to hit her. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road. What’s crazy about that suicide attempt is to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t.”

“Sh*ts of a scene to shoot – didn’t like it – but it did reminder that we always gotta do our best to really pay attention when people are in pain. Help ‘em thru it, get ‘em talkin’ about the struggle and remind ‘em that they’re not alone,” he added. “We got lucky that day when I was 15 and that ain’t always the case.”

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'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Keeps Dominating the Box Office!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has once again reigned supreme at the weekend box office!

The film, starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, brought in $20.0 million this weekend for a grand total of over $316 million since it opened five weeks ago!

Chris Hemsworth‘s 12 Strong came in second in its opening weekend at the box office for a total of $16.5 million. Gerard Butler‘s Den of Thieves came in third with $15.3 million in its opening weekend.

The Post and The Greatest Showman rounded out the top five with $12.1 million and $11 million respectively.

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Russell Brand Joins Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on 'Ballers' Set

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson strolls along the beach with Russell Brand in between scenes of Ballers on Tuesday afternoon (January 16) in Malibu, Calif.

The 45-year-old Jumanji actor showed off his buff arms in a purple shirt and vest while the 42-year-old Forgetting Sarah Marshall star rocked a man bun as they spent the afternoon filming on the beach.

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As of right now, Russell‘s role on the upcoming season of Ballers is still unknown.

Season four of Ballers will premiere on HBO later in 2018.

10+ pictures inside of the actors on set…More Here! »

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'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Wins Weekend Box Office!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is reigning supreme at the box office during its fourth week in theaters!

The Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart movie brought in $27 million this weekend for a domestic total of $283 million since opening in theaters.

The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, came in second this weekend with $18 million earned.

Rounding out the top five were The Commuter, Insidious: The Last Key, and The Greatest Showman, which earned $13.4, $12.1, and $11.8 million, respectively.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend???

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is Seriously Considering Running for President in 2024!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he will “100% consider” running for President of the United States in the 2024 election.

The 45-year-old actor says that he will have to wait until that election cycle as he is too busy right now with films he is committed to and he “couldn’t do both.”

“It all started out of the blue,” Dwayne told Variety in a new interview. “It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run.’”

“In that, I knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it,” he added. “That’s where I’m at right now – I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can. I’m continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled. I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times – which I don’t feel our presidency is currently doing – so that’s where I’m at.”

Dwayne is currently registered as an Independent and has not yet thought about who he’d select as a running mate.

In a Saturday Night Live monologue earlier this year, Johnson joked that he was running for president with Tom Hanks as his running mate.