Dwayne Johnson blessed by Hawaiian priest on Jumanji set
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and the 'Jumanji' cast have been blessed by a Hawaiian priest.
The 44-year-old actor is producing and starring in the remake of the 1995 film of the same name which starred Robin Williams, and is taking no risks in ensuring the project goes without a hitch as he gets the entire cast and crew blessed by a Hawaiian priest.
The semi-retired professional wrestler took to Instagram on Wednesday (14.09.16) to share a video of the blessing, saying they would be blessed with "laughter, enjoyment and love."
The WWE star wrote: "Before we embark our #JUMANJI journey here in Hawaii, we gathered our entire cast (here with me are Jack Black, Kevin Hart, our director Jake Kasdan and Karen Gillian) and crew together as our Hawaiian Kahu (priest) Cordell Keka blesses our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love. (sic)"
The 'Baywatch' star also admitted in the lengthy caption that he often talks about "mana", and that the experience reminded him that it takes an "amazing crew of everyone" to make a good movie.
He said: "I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful - it can take your breath away and give you goosebumps like crazy. (I was low key ready to run thru a wall in this moment;). Our Kahu eloquently spoke and reminded us that even though our faces are the ones on screen, it takes an AMAZING CREW OF EVERYONE to make this movie work. And when we get tired from long work hours to always remember the joy, laughter and fun our movie will bring to families around the world. (sic)"
And the 'San Andreas' actor rounded off his message by thanking both the priest and his film crew for the opportunity to bless the shoot. He also dubbed the experience as "very cool".
He said: "So simple, but such a great reminder to keep that perspective of bringing joy and fun to families. Very cool. Thank you Kahu Cordell Keka for this powerful blessing, thank you Hawaii - proud to be back home and THANK YOU in advance to our hard working crew. #JUMANJI#OurHawaiianBlessing #Mana #LetsShoot (sic)"