In the category of "you never know until you ask"....a teen at Stillwater High School in Minnesota will never forget what happened next.
Katie Kelzenberg was left speechless by her favorite actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson after she asked him to prom. She dressed up as Johnson - complete with a turtle neck and fanny pack - to prom-pose to the actor via Twitter. And yes, Johnson heard about the post. Although and while he couldn't accept - he came up with a response that's almost as cool:
The Rock recorded a special message for her to be played to her entire school during their morning announcements. Johnson's surprise - He's renting out an entire theater for her and anyone at her school to enjoy his new movie "Rampage" - WITH ALL THE DRINKS AND SNACKS THEY CAN EAT!
As Kelzenberg sat in class...his voice came over the system. And while he thought it was “cool” and “awesome” that she asked him to prom, he's got a good reason for not showing up to the dance on May 5th: he’ll be filming “Jungle Cruise” in Hawaii.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was so surprised,” Katie said. “I just kept thinking, ‘He saw me! He knows who I am!’” In the end, Katie, her parents, and her brother were among the 232 other people that sat for the movie on Saturday.
As for prom, Katie will go with friends. See Katie's reaction to Johnson's "gift" below.
Source: Twin Cities Pioneer Press
SURPRISE KATIE KELZENBERG! About a week ago, I come across a video on my Twitter feed, from a student at Stillwater Area High School (oldest high school in Minnesota) asking me if I would be her date to her prom. Unfortunately, I’ll be shooting during that time in Hawaii, BUT I was so impressed by this young lady’s charm and confidence to even ask me (ladies always get shy in front of me) that I had to do something special. I decided to rent out an entire theater (capacity 232 seats) in her town so Katie and her closest 232 friends and family can enjoy a special screening of RAMPAGE. And all the free popcorn, candy and soda high school kids can consume! You’re money’s no good Katie... everything is on Uncle DJ. 🤙🏾🍿 🍭🥤!! And I also taped a special morning message surprising Katie and her high school that will play across the school’s intercom system... literally...RIGHT NOW, Katie should be turning red hearing me surprise her in front of her entire school. I wish I was there in person Katie, to see your reaction to all this, but I’ll hear about for sure and most importantly - you and all your friends have fun at the theater and ENJOY RAMPAGE! Thanks for being an AWESOME FAN and I’m a lucky dude to have fans like you. Uncle DJ 🤟🏾❤️ Ps - the gorilla in Rampage is way smarter (and better looking) than I am, but don’t tell him that because he has a HUGE ego 🦍
I’ll take happy tears 😭 all day. Here’s my surprise morning greeting to the students of Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota, as I call out the very special young lady who asked me to her prom, the awesome Ms Katie Kelzenberg. I can’t make her prom because I’ll be in production, but as a surprise gift I bought out her local theater this weekend so she can bring 232 of her BFF’s to watch a special screening of RAMPAGE. I’m a lucky lucky man to have such amazing fans like Katie, and moments like this will always be the best and coolest part of my job. Her reaction is everything when she hears me say her name! #KatieKelzenbergCrushingLIFE #StillwaterHighSchool #AndUnlikeMe #KatieDoesntCheatOnHerTests
Gut check.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 19, 2018
Always be the hardest worker in the room. A philosophy I still embrace, & one shared by the athletes in my new @UnderArmour campaign. We're all from different backgrounds & struggles. It’s either the excuse or the reason...So how are you gonna get here? #WillFindsAWay pic.twitter.com/PW09VzYn7W