Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ready to shoulder the load on Saturday Night Live. Literally.
Johnson is hosting for the fifth time while promoting his new, raunchy comedy Baywatch—co-starring with May 2016 Men’s Fitness cover star Zac Efron—after putting together some of the funniest SNL sketches in the show’s history during his previous four appearances. Whether it was Johnson playing a badass, cigar-chomping version of Bambi, or singing about how he’s “movie franchise Viagra,” Johnson has been one of the most entertaining hosts on the show.
Johnson will join stars like Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Melissa McCarthy, and Scarlett Johansson in the “Five-Timers Club,” and, from the look of things, he’s going to have a lot on his shoulders.
In a new promo released for his fifth hosting gig, Johnson put the entire cast of SNL on his back. With muscles like his, Johnson had no problem lifting them up:
Johnson has been plenty busy promoting Baywatch, but once that’s done he won’t be taking a break. Johnson is currently filming the monster action-adventure film Rampage, his Jumanji sequel hits theaters for Christmas 2017, and he’s also developing a Fast & Furious spinoff starring his character Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw, which he says will have "the greatest fight in the history of movies."
Johnson teased more about the spinoff: “It’s an exciting time for us over there with the Fast and Furious movies because the goal over there, speaking as a producer, is to build out the universe and really give something back to the fans that they like,” Johnson said to Fandango. “I will say this—we never anticipated the chemistry that Jason [Statham] and I would have. Now Jason and I love each other—we’re really good buddies. But putting us in those scenarios where we were feeding off each other’s jokes was just amazing. That chemistry really blossomed on-screen, and it informed us as to where we will go next.”
Yeah, The Rock never sleeps.
Baywatch, directed by Seth Gordon, starring Johnson, Efron, Alexandra Daddario, and Kelly Rohrbach, hits theaters on May 25.