In an interview for the December 2022 issue of Men's Health, the Black Adam star described how he knew early on in his career that there was no point comparing his journey to the likes of Will Smith or George Clooney. Dwayne recounted people telling him, "You can't call yourself The Rock. You can't talk about pro wrestling. You can't be this big. You can't work out as much.” "Change your diet. Lose weight. If you want to be like Will Smith, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, who were the stars at that time, this is how you have to be."