|Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gets ready to roll in "San Andreas."|
"There is the element of the first responders and the family element," Johnson said during a recent L.A.-based press gathering, "but just as important is the anchor you have with the scientific side of the movie. Prior to Paul coming on board, we had the top scientists challenge the script, before finally saying that all this could happen.
"We hope it doesn’t, but it could. And having top scientists give it that stamp, and having someone on board to apply it and act it in a way with such conviction gives it the credible heart that Paul did."
Connecticut, so the only disasters we have there are purely economic," the Oscar-nominated actor quipped. "It actually taught me to call Dwayne if anything happens."
Concluded Johnson. "Hey, it taught me to send a voicemail."
"San Andreas," which opens wide Friday after some Thursday night preview screenings, also stars Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Archie Panjabi. Read about their exploits in the film here.