Disney’s Jungle Cruise is The Rock’s new cinematic offering and he co-stars with Emily Blunt on-screen. Apparently, she didn’t make herself too available during the casting process.

Jungle Cruise has a lot of hype, and Disney has gone out of their way to hype the upcoming offering in theaters and Disney+ on July 30th. The Rock also had to try really hard to snag Blunt for the film.

Dwayne Johnson spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about a video that he sent Emily Blunt to “woo” her into taking the role. He apparently, really wanted her for the part, but she ignored her.

So when Jungle Cruise‘s taciturn Spanish director, Jaume Collet-Serra, was planning to fly to New York to hand deliver a script directly to Blunt at her home in Brooklyn, Johnson wanted to send him along with the video as a kind of charm assist. “I must have shot it about five or six times because I had not communicated with Emily yet,” Johnson says. “I had not even met her. And I wanted to let her know via this video just how important she was to this movie and how I only wanted her in this movie. And it was great. And I… I actually never heard again from Emily. Didn’t respond at all. Just ghosted me.”

Emily Blunt later replied to this video as she stated: “I thought the video was sweet. Didn’t know you were going to be so sensitive.” Calling The Rock “sensitive” is a pretty great burn. We have to give this point to Emily Blunt.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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