(NBC) — Disney’s new movie “Moana” was a dream come true for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“A Disney animated movie with music was the bucket list,” he says.
Being part of “Moana” has another special meaning for Johnson.
“The opportunity to showcase Polynesian culture,” he says. “I’m half black and half Samoan, to showcase it to the world in this way, with masterful storytellers. Disney does it very well. It was an amazing opportunity.”
One thing he didn’t know when he signed on was the man behind the movie’s music was about to launch one of the most successful Broadway shows in history.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” still hadn’t become a cultural phenomenon.
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