Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was oversized.
The ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise star couldn’t contain his excitement when he shared an image from Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday that featured a gigantic inflatable balloon of a young ‘Rock’ pulling on his fanny pack. and its famous rising curls.
“That period of my life may represent when I only had $ 7 billion in my fanny pack, but at least I had enough COOL to tuck in my turtleneck and wear fake silver jewelry because it was all I could afford 🤣🤦🏽♂️, “Johnson wrote on Instagram, adding,” Never in my wildest dreams… I’ve been lucky enough to have done some pretty cool things in my career, but after seeing my @nbcyoungrock FANNY PACK FLOAT in the #MacysThanksgivingParade it might take the cake.
The large float was created in promotion for NBC’s upcoming series “Young Rock,” which is inspired by Johnson’s life.
The 48-year-old artist attended the University of Miami where he played football for the Hurricanes before turning it into a legendary career in WWE and subsequently on the big screen where he remains the most followed American in ‘Instagram.
Filming for the new series is currently underway in Queensland, Australia, and will apparently see three different actors portray Johnson at different stages of his life.
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Johnson paid tribute to his late father Rocky Johnson, with a photo of Joseph Lee Anderson depicting him onscreen in a behind-the-scenes social media post earlier this month.
“My father passed away suddenly earlier this year,” Johnson said captioned the photo taken on set. “I never got a chance to say goodbye to my old man, which sucks – but like he always said, ‘Hey, the show has to go on’ and so on. “
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He added: “I hope you are proud of this Soulman… who would have ever thought eh !? I wanted you to see that “first look” at my pops. No filters, no varnish and nothing fancy. Just the Soulman doing what he did best! I can’t wait for you to watch our new show. I think you are going to like it.
Johnson’s father died in January at the age of 75. Rocky Johnson also enjoyed a wrestling career in WWE, starting his career in the mid-1960s before retiring in 1991.
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“Young Rock” is slated to premiere on NBC in February.