BOSTON (AP) Dwayne Johnson plays an amputee in his latest movie. Now hes jumping in to help people with disabilities in real life.
Johnson, who plays a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller Skyscraper, is joining the Ruderman Family Foundation. The Boston-based organization is a leading voice in calling for more inclusion and opportunities for the disabled.
The actor nicknamed The Rock released a short video Thursday calling for more inclusion and opportunities for people with disabilities in the entertainment industry. Johnson says Hollywood has excluded characters and actors with disabilities for too long, and he calls them an essential piece of diversity.