After being approached to host the 2022 Emmy Awards, Dwayne Johnson turned it down. In an interview with Rachel Smith for ET on Wednesday, the DC League of Super-Pets star explained why he had to decline to present the forthcoming awards presentation.
“Scheduling has nothing to do with it. When they came to me and asked, I was genuinely grateful, but it was just a schedule issue “he said to ET. “It’s done. That’s really all there is to it.”
Johnson’s announcement came on the same day that a source told ET that Chris Rock had also turned down the opportunity to host the ceremony, which is scheduled for Sept. 12.
Sources close to Chris Rock tell ET that he turned down the offer because of his current tour and upcoming comedy special filming this fall.
TV Academy reps tell ET that they are not considering forgoing a host at this time, despite speculation that the host offers being rejected could lead to a ceremony without a presenter.
Despite the fact that he won’t be hosting the biggest night in television, Johnson has a number of projects in the works. In October, he’ll star in Black Adam, a film he’s eager to share with the world.
According to Johnson, “I think we’re in a new period of the anti-hero,” ET said. What I like about Black Adam is that he stands on his own.
Prior to the release of DC Comics’ film, Johnson’s voice may be heard in DC League of Super-Pets alongside Keanu Reeves, Kevin Hart, and more in the July 29 release.
Superheroes and dogs are a match made in heaven, according to Johnson in an interview with ET.