From the looks of it, Disney has another hit on its hands with the animated Moana. With songs written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, how could it NOT be successful? Well, maybe if they hadn’t been nicely sung, but that was never likely. Recently, the two stars of the film, Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Maui), sat down with USA Today, and the Rock let it be known how he prepares his vocal chords for all that singing.
To the surprise of his co-star, Rock revealed that along with the normal vocal ranges he also has a sip of tequila before he starts crooning out songs like “You’re Welcome.” After being in front of thousands and thousands of people in the wrestling ring, it wouldn’t seem like he would need something to take the edge off. However, if he does this before EVERY time he sings, it would definitely explain how completely off the chain his WWE “Rock Concerts” would get, as they would go from family friendly to NSFW fairly quickly.
Based on his performance in the movie, it looks like whatever he really did works since he and the movie are both fantastic. This once again brings about the age-old question, “What CAN’T the Rock do?”
Moana, also starring Rachel House and Jemaine Clement, is in theaters now.
So what do you think? Do you think that tequila adds to the Rock’s singing chops? What should he have tried instead? Will we ever see the Rock as Black Adam? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.