KUALA LUMPUR: The much-awaited 8th installment of the wildly-successful Fast and Furious franchise opens wide in Malaysian theatres today – with some local fans having already crammed into cinemas at midnight last night for the advance screening.
But aside from the sure-to-be-blockbuster-hit arriving on our shores, Malaysians are also buzzing over a promotional interview given by Furious star Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, to popular YouTuber, Jin Lim, of JinnyBoy TV.
Lim, in his usual irreverent style, managed to draw out strongman Johnson’s silly side, by acquainting the Hollywood A-lister with several uniquely Malaysian expressions.
In fact, Lim went beyond that, making The Rock repeat Manglish expressions and answer questions “in the most Malaysian way possible” – to hilarious effect.
As of today, The YouTube video has more than 88,000 hits.
During the interview, Lim revealed that Malaysian fans had sent him tweets asking that he teach Johnson terms he would need to know as a Malaysian driver.
“When someone cuts into your lane, what do you say?” asked Lim.
“Eh, you think your grandfather’s road, ah?” answered Johnson, who added that he had no idea what he just said.
Lim continued: “When you’re late for work, what do you say?”
“Jam, lah!” said Johnson.
“Even when there’s no jam, what do you say?” Lim persisted.
“Jam, lah,” Johnson replied, which sent Lim into fits of laughter.
The hilarious short video, which was also uploaded to Lim’s official Facebook page, JinnyBoy TV yesterday, has received over 25,000 likes and 27,000 shares.
Lim, who shot to fame during his stint as a Hitz.fm radio announcer, is now a fulltime YouTuber, with a devoted online following.
He caught up with Johnson and lead actress of the Fast and Furious series, Michelle Rodriguez, during his visit to the United States for an interview on the movie-NST