What Young Rock’s Uli Latukefu Learned Playing Dwayne Johnson

You learn a thing or two playing Dwayne Johnson—just ask Uli Latukefu.

The Young Rock star is sharing the most valuable life lesson he’s learned while portraying the wrestling legend early in his career on the hit NBC series.

“There are a lot of times that we all face when you’re wanting to progress in something—your career maybe—and you have an idea of what you should be in order to succeed,” Latukefu exclusively told E! News, “and for me the greatest thing is just be yourself. It’s a cliché and it’s probably easier said than done, but if you can maintain who you are as best you can, I think that’s probably the greatest take away from the show. People resonate with you when you’re true to yourself.”

The series, currently airing its third season, will chronicle the creation of Johnson’s WWE persona “The Rock.” “He really decides that he wants to be his authentic self and fans really respond to it,” Latukefu explained. “He does evolve into ‘The Rock’ this year. It’s such a great journey because a lot of those things have we love about Dwayne really make themselves clear in this season.”