It’s not easy to be a stunt double, you get to do all the hard work while the movie stars take all the fame. This fact was not lost on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who decided to reward his stunt double with a huge gift.
Skyscraper star rewarded his stunt double and cousin, Tanoai Reed, for all his hard work and physical suffering, surprising Reed with a new custom truck in an exchange that was shared in a video on Johnson’s Instagram page.
“Surprise” He wrote, “I love handing over keys I love you brother and enjoy your new truck!
Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed @samoanstuntman has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several “Stuntman of the Year” honors.
All done with one goal in mind – deliver the best movie possible to the world. I had this custom pick up truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we give what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together.”
He continued by saying ” As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise.
Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business.
Love you uso and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years.
We’re just getting started. Enjoy your new truck!”
Reed also posted the video on his own account, writing that he was “still in complete shock” over the gift.
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