|Source: The Hitavada Date: 29 Nov 2016 10:46:02|
Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson said he was initially intimidated to show off his vocal skills in his new movie Moana.
The actor plays demi-god Maui in the movie musical, in which he belts out a big solo song, and although he has exercised his vocal cords in the past, he felt a lot of pressure singing for the big screen, reported E! online.
“I’ve sung in the past, and in Polynesian culture, we sing, we dance, we play ukulele or guitar, things like that — but not to this level,” he said.
“It’s Disney, and there’s music involved. In a way, it’s a musical. There’s a lot of pressure. But I had the best time — really, the best time.”
Moana co-director Ron Clements says actor Dwayne Johnson was the perfect choice to lend voice to the character of Maui in the Disney film.
He said only Johnson, who started out as The Rock -- a popular figure in professional wrestling who then made a transition to Hollywood, could have done justice to the larger-than-life character.
“He is very connected to his Samoan roots. Maui is a charismatic character and Dwayne is nothing if not charismatic. He has great comedic timing, nails the action scenes and is so likable. And he can sing,” Clements said in a statement.
Directed by Clements and John Musker, the feature film is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master way finder and save her people.
Johnson is also super excited to be part of Moana, which will release in India on December 2.