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Dwayne Johnson plays paddy cake on the set of 'Hercules'

 Dwayne Johnson plays paddy cake on the set of 'Hercules'
Dwayne Johnson plays paddy cake on the set of 'Hercules'
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It's often said the eyes of a child can melt the hearts of even the toughest men, and a photo posted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Sunday shows just how true that statement really is. The photo shows Johnson fully dressed in a movie costume with long, curly hair, covered in sweat, sitting in a chair across from a tiny child playing the game loved by children everywhere called paddy cake.

Johnson posted the adorable photo on his Twitter profile with a caption that said: “When a 2yr old [2-year-old] asks Hercules to play paddy cake … well .. he plays paddy cake.” The photo shows Johnson on a movie set, dressed in his “Hercules” costume playing paddy cake with a little blond-hair child. While Johnson didn't identify the child, but reports that the child is one of Johnson's co-stars.

“Hercules” is the movie Johnson nearly missed out on according to an interview with Toronto Sun published on Saturday. Johnson reportedly sustained a major injury in an accident in the wrestling ring just before filming “Hercules.” Johnson reportedly endured 150 days of “intense physiotherapy and physical training” in order to fulfill his role in the film. Although, Johnson says MGM was forced to push back filming the movie by two weeks, which cost them $1 million. Nonetheless, the cast and crew began filming “Hercules” in mid 2013, and just one year later the movie is set to hit theaters on July 25, 2014.

Johnson rose to fame after joining the cast of World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWE) in 1996. He began his wrestling career as “Rocky Maivia,” and later took on his persona as “The Rock: The people's champion.” He made his big screen debut as “The Scorpion King” in the 2001 film “The Mummy Returns.”

Johnson has starred in 26 films including “Hercules,” which opens Friday. In addition, he has two films set to release in 2015 including “Fast & Furious 7.”