The Rock appeared on Tuesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show and isn’t shy about his affection for Oscar winner Frances McDormand.
The action star says the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actress showed his 16-year-old daughter, Simone, some genuine kindness at this year’s Golden Globes when she served as the Golden Globes Ambassador.
“I’ll never forget this. Frances McDormand, she wins a Golden Globe. She goes up there and — I love Frances, as we all do — she goes up and right before she speaks, she turns around and walks to the back of the stage and shakes Simone’s hand out of the blue,” Johnson recalls. “It just blew me away. No one did that, and she just had the awareness to do that to my 16-year-old daughter. She gave her speech, and as she’s walking off, she grabs Simone’s hand. She has the Globe in this hand and Simone’s hand in this hand and she kisses Simone’s hand. And I was so blown away by that gesture.”
The Rampage star was so moved, in fact, that he made a grand gesture of his own to the 60-year-old actress.
“It was so beautiful of her, and I’ve been meaning, by the way, to call her and tell her, but now that I’m here, I’ve got to tell you, Ellen, I’ve got a little crush on Frances,” he confides. “Frances, we’re gonna have to exchange numbers because just between you and I – I know nobody else is watching – we’re getting married. It’s not gonna be weird. Lauren’s down with it.”
This is why the Rock is the world’s biggest movie star. He knows exactly how to play the game. Now if he can just learn how to act. I kid, I love me some Rock.