Dwayne Johnson Dishes on Get Smart

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Dwayne Johnson has officially moved on from his life as The Rock.

The former WWE star now goes by his real name, and it's certainly been working out well on the big screen for him. He'll star alongside Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway in Get Smart, hitting theaters on June 20.

Johnson recently spoke to MoviesOnline about his role as Agent 23.

MoviesOnline: For Get Smart, you're the successful secret agent. To get into your mindset for this, did you think of James Bond?
Dwayne Johnson: A little bit. I thought of James Bond. I also thought, well, here's a guy, a pretty successful guy at what he does and yet he has a dark side. For me, my process for all my movies is to just get really close with the director and just make sure we're on the same page, we share the same vision for the movie, the same tone. And you know, it was a character I was excited to play. And physically, too.

When I first started thinking about the character, how all our characters came together, the thought of Steve Carell and myself side by side is just funny, and it made me laugh from the get go. And then it was funny on the page and I thought well, we had a pretty good shot of making a good movie. Or a funny movie.

MoviesOnline: What was it like kissing Steve Carell?
Dwayne Johnson: It was like, you ever have warm apple pie with cold ice cream too, and you find that balance where you're oh, uhhh [laughter]. Um. Hey, you know, it was great, it was great. Not too many men can say that, have a nice big lip lock with Steve Carell. It was great. The length I go, the committed actor. Jack Gyllenhaal did it, Will Smith did it. I thought it was my turn to kiss a man.

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Get Smart Quotes

Shtarker: Too bad about all the dead movie stars.
Siegfried: Yes. What will we do without their razor-sharp political advice.

Siegfried: How do I know you're not from CONTROL?
Maxwell Smart: If I were from CONTROL, you'd already be dead.
Siegfried: If you were from CONTROL, YOU'D already be dead.
Maxwell Smart: Neither of us is dead, so I'm obviously not from CONTROL.
[long pause]
Shtarker: That actually makes sense.