Dwayne Johnson is taking a big risk to promote his new movie, Rampage.
The 45-year-old actor appeared on Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he revealed that his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, is to give birth to their second daughter very shortly.
“We’re expecting probably within the next two weeks so I’m on Code Red, high alert,” Johnson said of expecting his third child.
While he’s in the middle of a press tour, Johnson is also focused on his responsibilities to fans and the upcoming film. “This Friday I’ve got to go to Shanghai,” he confessed.
“You can’t go to Shanghai!” Kimmel replied.
“I have got to go, but we have an understanding,” Johnson insisted. “As of now, the plan is, because as of now the doctor said we should be OK. The baby should be born when it’s due, which is April 25. So, we’ll see. We’re taking a chance here. We’re taking a shot. I have to go to Shanghai, then I have to go to London for Rampage.”
Earlier in the episode, the action star played a prank on Kimmel, telling him that the baby arrived early.
“It came early, actually, this past Sunday,” Johnson said as the audience cheered. “[Lauren] wakes me up and was like, ‘Hey, you’ve gotta get up, I’m having the baby!’ And it was like a full-on, full-tilt boogie, going 100 mph… We get in the car and as soon as I’m backing up, she’s like, ‘April Fool's!’”
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Turns out, Lauren isn’t quite that cruel, but Johnson is! “It’s so insane, literally, that story I just told you is complete bulls**t. April Fool's!” Johnson quipped, as a shocked Kimmel let his mouth hang open.