Disney's 'Moana' Casts Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: 7 Times He’s Earned This Singing Part
Who better to star in the new Polynesian Disney Princess movie Moana than Dwayne Johnson, AKA The Rock? Sure enough, the actor and WWE star announced via Twitter today that he's excited to be a part of the upcoming film. Most notably, he stamped his tweet with the hashtag "#TimeToSing," suggesting that he'll be using his vocal talents to their fullest extent in what's sure to be another whimsical Disney project. And while this may be eyebrow-raising to some of you, get this: singing has actually always been a part of The Rock's career.
See, I was previously unaware! It may shock you, but I don't follow wrestling since, you know, it's everything I hate. And it's only recently that he's cranking out some instruments and using his angelic voice on other platforms. It's a remarkable thing to watch, because let's face it, everyone is more attractive with a guitar in their arms, even The Rock. Or as I typically call him, Not-Vin-Diesel.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say he won't be voicing Moana himself, although I would pay good money to see the pro wrestler belt out an ingenue song ala Belle. More likely it'll be in the vein of the spooky villain song ("Be Prepared") or the wacky animal friend song ("Under The Sea").
Until the, let's recap a few of The Rock's previous musical ventures.
The Time He Sung to Fellow Pro Wrestler Vickie Guerrero
You know things are going to get weird when face-smashing WWE champ The Rock breaks out his acoustic guitar like that one bearded Kerouac-reading asshole at that party. Sure enough, he starts out with a melodic cover of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" (inspired by rock muse Pattie Boyd, no big deal) and, well... it's takes a turn, to say the least.
That Time He Sung in Journey to the Mysterious Island
"Don't worry," he says, "I don't sing to dudes under the stars in front of a cozy fire, it's not my style." He then busts out his ukelele and sings "What a Wonderful World" to dudes under the stars in front of a cozy fire.
The Time He Serenaded Jay Leno
Again with his trusty acoustic guitar, but this time with a cover of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me." Leno is swooning right now.
The Time He Sang to Robin Meade on Morning Express
She's totally kvelling over it, she's all, "Such a soft voice, isn't it beautiful?" He also reveals that first guitar was given to him by Willie Nelson, and I'm assuming said guitar also came with a pick, a tuning fork, and a bong.
The Time He Improperly Covered "The 12 Days of Christmas"
He substitutes the 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying, FIVE GOLDEN RINGS, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree for untamed violence. If you're hunting for great songs for your office holiday party, look no further.
The Time He Sang the Oompa-Loompa Song from Willy Wonka
So important. I guess he's doing it because his opponent is shorter than him, but to be fair, The Rock is usually a rich shade of orange. Like, if an Oompa-Loompa took a bunch of steroids and it made him lose his hair, that would be The Rock.
The Time He Sang Bruno Mars on the Radio
In truth it feels more like a dramatic reading of "If I Was Your Man" than straight-up singing, but it makes up for it by being cut with his wrestling footage. Just... watch, and you'll get it.