Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, are expecting their second daughter on April 25 — and if she arrives early, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star might be out of the country promoting his new movie. But don’t worry. Johnson has a backup plan, and frankly, it’s the best one I’ve ever heard.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Johnson asked the late-night host for a minor favor. If he’s abroad when Hashian goes into labor, he’d like Kimmel to be the doula.
“I’m going to need a very good friend of mine. I’m going to need a doula that’s going to help me deliver and, well, it’s gotta be you,” Johnson told Kimmel.
That sounds like a lot of pressure, but Kimmel assured his pal that he’s up to the task. In fact, he said he’d love to be the doula and he’s “more than happy to fill in” if the need arises. He’ll even dress up as Johnson for the occasion. (Go big or go home, right?)
Kimmel, who has two sons and two daughters of his own, has one caveat: He draws the line at cutting the umbilical cord. “It’s patronizing. To me, it’s like being the mayor and you’re cutting a ribbon,” he told Johnson. “I don’t want to screw up my kid’s belly button, that’s why.”
Being a mayor and cutting a ribbon is, um, a very unique analogy, but sure — not wanting to screw up a child’s belly button is a totally valid concern. You do you, Jimmy.
Thanks to Kimmel, Johnson can rest easy that his daughter will be in good and hilarious hands if he can’t make it to her birth. After all, what are friends for?