Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Talks ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Role In ‘Moana’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is trading in his usual action fare for some family fun in the new animated feature, “Moana.”

The new Disney flick stars Johnson as a mighty demigod named Maui, who accompanies the titular heroine on a journey to save her family. The film is notable for introducing the first Polynesian Disney princess, which Johnson calls “a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

WATCH: Disney’s ‘Moana’: Moana Meets Maui

“Stuff like this doesn’t [just] come around. I’m lucky it came around once,” he tells ET Canada’s Sangita Patel of being part of such a milestone. “It’s an opportunity to showcase our culture to the world in a positive way.”

The role also carries extra weight for the actor, whose mother is of Samoan descent and whose young daughters bear those roots. “I have two girls — one’s 15, one’s 11 months — and they both look like Moana,” he gushes.

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For more on what the role means to Johnson, check out the video below.

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