Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is in good health again.
The 48-year-old Jumanji star has recovered from COVID-19 and is doing ‘well,’ his former brother-in-law and producer Hiram Garcia told Monday in the issue of Variety.
Garcia, who is the brother of The Rock’s ex-wife Dany Garcia, added that the icon is already back at work in his next film, the Netflix project Red Notice.
A-OK: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is in good health today. The 48-year-old Jumanji star has recovered from COVID-19 and is doing “fine,” his friend and producer Hiram Garcia told the Variety issue Monday; seen in 2019
Back again: Monday the movie icon went back to work on his movie Red Notice; here’s a photo from day 1 of the shooting earlier this year
“We’ll start filming September 14,” said Garcia, who has also worked on The Rock: Through the Lens, His Life, His Movies, His World.
“It’s been an incredible process and an incredible undertaking to get production going. Netflix has had the attitude that whatever it takes to keep things safe for the crew is 100% behind, ” said the film director.
Hiram explained that they had finished half the movie when the pandemic hit.
“So we adjusted what we needed so we could finish everything on stages and finish the movie,” said the producer.
Safety First: Garcia, who is the brother of The Rock’s ex-wife Dany Garcia (pictured in 2019), added that the movie icon follows safety protocols on Red Notice
He added that they should be ready, “fingers crossed,” probably “sometime around the end of November.”
And several protocols have been put in place to ensure that the cast and crew are safe.
‘The whole approach is different and unique, but everything from daily testing to checking temperatures.
‘We have a pod system, we have zones – yellow, red, green, depending on who can go where – we only have a limited number of people on sets.
They all got it: The movie star said his wife Lauren Hashian, 36, and their two daughters, Jasmine, four, and Tiana, two, got the virus
“There are massive manuals with hundreds and hundreds of pages of these new protocols, and we’ve worked really closely with Netflix and great epidemiologists and doctors to come up with this plan that feels like super sound. We all have a lot of faith in it. ‘
He added that no one panicked when they learned that Dwayne was ill.
‘We just looked at the situation and got all the information and knew we would adjust accordingly. If there has ever been a time when productions are super light and ready to run and tweak, it is now. Everyone’s main concern was that he and his family were safe, and once we knew they were safe, the rest would work out on its own. ‘
Loving Dad: ‘He absolutely loves his girls. They live out of the spotlight so that his girls can have a normal childhood, ” said an insider at People about The Rock
It wasn’t just The Rock who fell ill, but his family as well.
Johnson and wife Lauren Hashian, 36, share two daughters, Jasmine, four, and Tiana, two.
His eldest daughter, Simone, 19, was reportedly uninfected. He shares her with his ex-wife and current business partner Dany Garcia, 51.
“He’s a huge family man,” a source told People, adding that he is also an intensely private individual who is laser-focused on his family and work.
The Fast & Furious franchise star announced the news on Wednesday September 2 that his family had contracted the new coronavirus in a nearly 12-minute Instagram video.
Eye on the prize: ‘He’s a huge family man,’ the source continued, adding that he is also an intensely private individual who is laser-focused on his family and his job
“Testing positive for COVID-19 is very different from recovering from nasty injuries, being evicted from home, or going broke, which I have been more than a few times,” he began.
‘My first priority is to always protect my family and my loved ones … I only wish I tested positive. It was my whole family and it was a kick in the stomach. We in a family are good, we are on the other side and no longer contagious. Thank goodness we are healthy. ‘
He added: “We are now counting our blessings. We are well aware that you are not always stronger and healthier on the other side of COVID-19.
“I let some of my best friends lose their parents to this virus that is so unbelievably ruthless and unforgiving. We count our blessings, but we are good. ‘
B-day girl: He was celebrating with his family again on Tuesday when he shared a cute black and white portrait of himself and his wife Lauren Hashian to celebrate her 36th birthday
Dwayne and his wife Lauren were both significantly harder hit by the corona virus than their daughters, although everyone seems to have made a full recovery.
He was back to celebrating his family when he shared a fun black and white portrait of himself and the singer and record producer to celebrate her 36th birthday.
The two stood in front of a mixing desk in a music studio, and he wore a black tank top and shorts with tights and white trainers, while she wore a gray graphic T-shirt, black leggings and white sneakers.
‘She was a fast machine, she kept her bike clean – she was the best damn woman I’ve ever seen,’ he began quoting AC / DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long.
‘HAPPIEST BIRTHDAYS to my unique wife @laurenhashianofficial who keeps everything under control and keeps our “big engine” running – with a beautiful and inspiring quality, sweet harmony and lots of love ❤️.
“I’m a grateful man,” he concluded, before adding that the tequila was on him.
Dwayne and Lauren were married in Hawaii in August 2019, but they’ve dated since 2007, shortly after he and his first wife Dany split up.
Hashian, the daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian, first met him in 2006 while filming his Disney family comedy The Game Plan.
The actor, who topped the Forbes list of highest paid actors last month, welcomed his daughter Jasmine in 2015 and his youngest, Tiana, followed in 2018.
Growing Family: The actor, who topped the Forbes list of highest paid actors last month, welcomed his daughter Jasmine in 2015 and his youngest, Tiana, followed in 2018; pictured with Tiana