It takes a big man to laugh at himself — and there aren’t many bigger than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
It seems only appropriate, then, that the actor/WWE superstar is giving a thumbs-up to a hilarious photo of Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum. The two stars are playfully dressed in matching black turtlenecks, gold chains and fanny packs — mocking a now-infamous photo or a young, hirsute Johnson before he discovered his fashion sense.
“That’s f**** up,” writes The Rock, posting the two photos side-by-side on his Instagram with emojis of clapping hands and tears of laughter. “My buds Liam Hemsworth & Jeff Goldblum messing w/ me showing the world they got that turtle neck/fanny pack swag!”
Johnson was appearing on “The Graham Norton Show” to promote his new movie with Kevin Hart “Central Intelligence.” As is usual on the BBC talk show, The Rock shared the couch with fellow stars, so after Norton asked Mr. Franchise Viagra to tell the tale of the turtleneck, it was revealed that Hemsworth and Goldblum had re-enacted the photo backstage.
“I have an infamous picture of me in my twenties, I was owning this look,” Johnson says of the photo that has launched a million memes. “I had a turtleneck, mom jeans on, a fanny pack.”
Norton shows a baby dressed in the famous outfit, Seth Rogen — and then Johnson’s couch mates. Which begs the question: If you haven’t yet recreated The Rock’s most regrettable moment with your loved ones and posted it on social media (don’t forget the tissue!), what are you waiting for?