Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson begged Emily Blunt to star in Jungle Cruise

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson begged Emily Blunt to star in Jungle Cruise

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson sent Emily Blunt a video begging her to be in 'Jungle Cruise'.

The wrestler turned actor was keen for the 38-year-old actress to be in the movie, but when he sent her a video asking if she would like to join the cast, she "ghosted" him and left him without a reply.

He explained: "When the script came to me, I loved it... [the role] was always for Emily Blunt. It was always Emily Blunt, that is the truth. She knows it ... I sent this video. I worked all night, I came home, it was like three in the morning. I was like, 'Okay let me make this video for Emily just telling her what a big fan I am and I would love for her to come onto the movie.'"

And when Emily asked him what he heard back after sending the video, he admitted she had "ghosted" him, adding: "'Nothing! Absolutely nothing! Ghosted me!"

Emily joked it was because he was too enthusiastic.

Revealing she didn't reply back to him straight away, she said: "It's almost like when someone comes at you with too much enthusiasm you have to shut them down a little bit!"

Before adding: "It was the most touching video in the world."

Emily previously opened up about how she loved the "warm and joyful" tone of the movie and was pleased to play such a strong character, describing Lily as "tenacious".

She said: "It’s so warm and joyful. I think we all felt nostalgic about making it. Lily is so tenacious and exciting, determined, completely free-spirited and kind of weird – a really interesting character. She’s not the damsel in distress that you’d expect in this genre."