A cemetery scene in “Ballers” took Dwayne Johnson again 30 years to when his mom, Ata, tried suicide by strolling via site visitors.
The actor wrote on Instagram that taking pictures the scene “obtained me thinkin’ although bout how many people have been affected by suicide of our mates, household. Battle and ache is actual. We’ve all been there on some degree or one other.”
“My mother tried to take a look at once I was 15. She obtained outta the automobile on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming site visitors. Large rigs and vehicles swerving outta the way in which to not hit her. I grabbed her and pulled her again on the gravel shoulder of the street,” Johnson, 45, captioned a photograph from set.
“What’s loopy about that suicide try is to this present day, she has no recollection of it in any respect. In all probability finest she doesn’t. S–ts of a scene to shoot — didn’t prefer it — nevertheless it did (remind) that we at all times gotta do our greatest to actually concentrate when individuals are in ache. Assist ‘em through it, get ‘em talkin’ in regards to the wrestle and remind ‘em that they’re not alone. We obtained fortunate that day once I was 15 and that ain’t at all times the case.”
Johnson has beforehand opened up about Ata’s tried suicide, utilizing the story to encourage individuals to hunt assist.