While promoting the new film on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Dwayne went as far as to call Emily the female version of Indiana Jones.
Click inside to see what he said!
Dwayne admitted during his virtual interview on the program that he wanted Emily as his costar from the get-go.
“She’s super talented. She’s a multi-threat and we became great friends,” he explained. “I love her. I love her family…John [Krasinski], their kids. We’re all one big ohana as we like to say in the islands.”
Dwayne added that he just “can’t wait for everybody to see her in this movie because she truly is the female version of — and this is saying a lot — but she truly is the female version of Indiana Jones.”
He added, “I’m very proud of her and how much she kicks ass in this movie.”
Jungle Cruise follows Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine.
The movie will be out on July 30.
If you missed it, find out the nickname Emily gave to Dwayne while filming.