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Moana’s Maui Was Partially Inspired by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Grandfather

Ever wonder where the artists behind Moana’s Maui found inspiration for the character? According to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Maui is partially modeled after his own grandfather, professional wrestler High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa. And from looking at pictures of the two side by side, it’s not hard to see the resemblance, which Johnson recently noted on Twitter:

We love that there is a connection between Johnson’s actual grandfather and the character he voices in Moana! You’re welcome for this Maui fact.

Do you think Maui resembles High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa? Let us know in the comments!

Posted 2 weeks Ago
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