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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hilariously reacts to ‘way cooler’ lookalike police officer

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)
September 05, 2021

Seeing double? You’re not the only one.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hilariously responded to a viral photo of his doppelgänger, Patrol Lt. Eric Fields from Morgan County, Alabama, while retweeting a side-by-side photo of the two Tuesday.

“Oh (expletive)! Wow. Guy on the left is way cooler,” Johnson quipped on Twitter Tuesday. “Stay safe brother and thank you for your service.”

The “Jungle Cruise” actor then suggested that the duo drink his own popular tequila brand together.

“One day we’ll drink @Teremana and I need to hear all your ‘Rock stories’ because I KNOW you got ’em.”

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reacted to Johnson’s tweet later Tuesday.

“Looks like Dwayne The Rock Johnson is aware of our Lt. Fields. Hopefully he’ll take us up on our offer to come spend time on patrol with us,” they wrote on their Facebook page.

“We’re gonna need a bigger tahoe for these two,” the sheriff’s office joked in the post.

Last week, Fields said in an interview with Alabama news outlet Advance Local that the comparison is “humorous” and “flattering,” calling it a “running joke.”

“I’ve been called The Rock and Vin Diesel’s love child,” Fields told the local news outlet. “I go along with it. It’s humorous. It’s flattering. It could be worse people, I guess.”

However, Fields acknowledged that being mistaken for a celebrity like Johnson is “nerve-wracking” and adds pressure to live up to others’ expectations.

“I don’t want to disappoint anybody,” Fields said. “I walk up one day and at a different angle, I don’t know. It’s flattering, but it’s also a little nerve-racking as far as what others expect I guess.

In July, Johnson and co-star Emily Blunt talked to USA TODAY about “Jungle Cruise,” which follows Amazon riverboat captain Frank Wolff (Johnson) and his scientist passenger Lily Houghton (Blunt).

Johnson revealed that as a producer of the film, he had to convince Blunt to star in the movie by sending a personal video and letters from Disney execs.

“(Director) Jaume Collet-Serra flew to Brooklyn to hand-deliver the script. And I said to him, show her this video I made. I can be very charming when I want to be,” Johnson said, admitting that Blunt didn’t initially respond to his requests.

“She didn’t respond, which is fine. She needed to read the script. But what you do, if you’re just a human being with a shred of emotion or decency, is respond,” he joked.


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