The Rock, as he is fondly referred to, was being interviewed on Good Morning Britain by Ross King about the upcoming release of Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, in which he stars alongside fellow bald muscular action man Jason Statham.
During the segment King informed Johnson about what was going on in the UK – namely, that we got ourselves a new prime minister.
“Got a new prime minister,” the 57-year-old announced. “Boris Johnson. He’s an action man.”
In a typical display of Rock sarcasm, the movie star decided to run with a joke – that he and controversial Tory leader are related. Because same surname, right?
He said: “Yes, absolutely. And he’s family, by the way. You don’ know that, now all of Britain knows.”
Laughingly, King responded: “He’s family? Who knew?”
Wearing a bright grin, the Rock revealed: “He’s my cousin. It’s like looking in the mirror.
'Every time I see Boris.”
Upon hearing the news, the majority of the British public can be summed up using this Jonah Hill classic:
People online responded in kind
Following the less-than-enthused reaction online, Dwayne updated his Twitter with the following:
Well according to the people, maybe we’re not related after all
Big mahalo to my people who I can always rely on to give me the real talk and swift perspective & education on the individual I did not know
Tequila on me, Britain
Upon learning that the Rock had been unequivocally joking, people were relieved
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