Rampage: Dwayne Johnson Had the Original Ending Changed

Katrina Barker
April 7, 2018

Dwayne revealed that mum Ata was in such a bad state of mind at the time that she doesn't even recall trying to take her own life. It is this that makes it all the more poignant that the star has spoken candidly about his experience of depression after his mother's attempted suicide. His mother simply got out of the auto on Interstate 65 and walked into oncoming traffic, trucks and cars swerving around her, he said.

"Big rigs and cars were swerving out the way".

In the interview, he said, "We both healed but we've always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain. We got the LAPD they're gonna shut down a couple of highways and we're going home", Johnson joked with ET's O'Dell at Wednesday's Los Angeles premiere of the film. "What's insane about that suicide attempt is, to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever". The actor also said that it is probably for the best that she doesn't. "We went to the baby doctors today and everything is good and looking great, and so now, this Friday, I have got to go to Shanghai". "I was crying constantly".

He said he was able to pull her from the highway but then sunk into several years of depression that were made more hard by injuries that halted his would-be football career and a breakup with a girlfriend.

Johnson has previously opened up about his mother's suicide attempt and his subsequent struggles with depression.

He said on April 2 that since he opened up about depression, he has got tons of responses, for which he is grateful. "Thank you", he writes. Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Separated by oceans, we can be united simply by the thoughts that keep us awake at night.

The message is clear and attractive: Dwayne Johnson - a man who appears to embody physical and emotional strength, whose masculinity is perhaps his defining trait - has had to fight fought for his positive outlook.

"My character from 'Jumanji, ' I don't know of another character that could ever beat that character because that's the thing - when you have superhero powers and you're a terrified teenager, it's a very unsafe combo, especially with all the hormones", Johnson said. "You're not alone", he added.

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