The Rock Talks About His Transition From WWE To Hollywood

WWE legend turned Hollywood megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be appearing on ‘Oprah’s Master Class’ this Sunday (11/15) on the Oprah Winfrey Network network.

Oprah.com has released some quotes from the interview, providing fascinating insight on The Rock’s battle with depression and his decision to transition from pro wrestling to movies. After a Hall of Fame worthy career and becoming an international superstar in WWE, The Rock walked away from wrestling in 2004 to embark on another new career – acting.

“When I was at the height of my career, I felt for the very first time that I was close to accomplishing everything that I was close to accomplishing in wrestling. So, I quietly walked away,” he said.

“It kind of shook me a little bit because wrestling was all I knew at the time. I had dabbled in acting (The Mummy), but I also felt that I wanted to do more. I wanted to achieve more. I wanted to grow. I wanted to grow as a person. I wanted to reach as many people as people as possible. Not for the box office value of it, but the connection. I had come from a world where I was connecting with an audience every night. And, I wanted that connection.”

Oprah’s Masters Class airs on the OWN Network Sunday nights at 8pm EST.

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