Walt Disney’s South Pacific adventure Moana was the first time that Dwayne Johnson has sung onscreen. Lin-Manuel Miranda was the creator of the song, and it is thanks to his advice that The Rock managed to deal with the song in a great way.
Namely, what Lin told him is that the music was written specially for him and that he should own it. There was no one else in the world who could sing ‘You’re welcome’ better than him, making people feel good. He couldn’t imagine anyone else singing ‘I know it’s a lot, the hair, the bod’ and making people burst into laughter like Johnson did. He literally owned the song and managed to turn his robust personality into the Maui voice role. He was the key to the animated Moana being a success over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Moreover, 44-year-old Johnson could consider “You’re welcome” as a personal theme song for his movie career since it is turning into unlikely legendary one. Another Rock’s project is his completion of the second season of his HBO drama Ballers, where he plays a former football player turned manager.
Onscreen, he and his colleague Kevin Hart have teamed up for the buddy-comedy hit Central Intelligence. Besides Johnson, Kevin Hart is also said to be the hardest-working man in show business. The two are showing us how it should be done in Hollywood, either on social media or in real life. Namely, The Rock has an army of 10.7 followers on Twitter and 72.5 followers on Instagram, and he takes care not to look too serious, so he and his co-star are always smiling on the photos he posts.
Another Johnson’s demigod-like film year is set to happen in 2017. He will be adding his mark to F&F franchise in The Fate of the Furious on April 14, as well as Baywatch on May 26 and there will be the year-ending release of the adventure Jumanji. Well done, Rock, you’re the best!