It's one work day after the holiday weekend and you could use a little mental break. Luckily, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson completely read your mind. He won America's heart with his role as the all too proud yet loyal Maui in Moana, and in celebration of the Disney film's digital release on Tuesday, the actor gives fans even more worth celebrating. Audiences have received a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it was like for Johnson and the cast to take on their voice acting roles. But this time, Johnson made it personal by giving viewers an up-close look at the making of the upbeat tune "You're Welcome," along with a moving sentiment that is guaranteed to make your day.
Moana made a huge splash worldwide by showcasing a young woman who fearlessly braves the ocean in a journey to save her land and people. Johnson said that he felt the fan love in day-to-day life. "One of the coolest parts of this whole thing is having everyone from truck drivers to toddlers, from lovely ladies to dudes in the gym... they all ask to me sing a few lines of 'You're Welcome,'" he said in the Instagram post. And he explained he's quite the jokester. "I respectfully reply, 'You can taste the steak all you want, but the gravy ain't free'. They look confused and start nervously laughing," he said. "Then I break out in laughter.. then they break out in laughter.. then I start singing.. then they start singing with me.. then I stop and say, "no seriously, pay up". Everyone wins."
Christmas came early this year, as the 44-year-old actor proved to still be a kid at heart. Guess I know what I'll be singing for the rest of the day/week.