The Rock Was So Awesome In ‘Hercules’ That He Actually Blacked Out

The star of this ancient action-hero tale tells the story of waking up on set in chains.

Hercules” is a film full of hardcore, muscle-taxing battle scenes — and as a veteran action hero, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was totally game to do his own stunts for every single one of them.

But when Johnson sat down with MTV News, he revealed that the movie’s most climactic, adrenaline-fueled moment was actually so intense that he couldn’t remain conscious during it. Fortunately, despite his repeated blackouts, The Rock never forgot his number one priority: keeping his face pretty so that he could wake up and do it all over again.