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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson, Left, and Zac Efron in a scene from, "Baywatch," in theaters May 25. (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures via AP)

“I couldn’t say, ‘Oh, let me just follow the half-black and half-Samoan actor who was also a wrestler. Let me follow his path.’ That wasn’t an option, that wasn’t there. So I was forced to create my own,” Johnson said recently. “I have an ideology that I always like to share with the inner group, and with some people on the outside, and I’ll share it with you: I don’t just want to play the game. I want to change the way the game is played.”