The Rock On If He Will Be At WrestleMania 33, Leaving WWE, Singing In WWE Preparing Him For "Moana"

WSVN-TV entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet interviewed The Rock in Los Angeles over the weekend, who was doing a press junket for the new Disney animated film MOANA. Below are some highlights from the chat, however Van Vliet told us that there was an interesting part at the end of the interview that got cut off when the cameraman stopped rolling. Van Vliet asked Rock, "So we'll see you in April? Orlando?"

Rock replied, "What's in Orlando?"

Van Vliet responded, "A little thing called WrestleMania."

Rock said, "Sure, ya I'll see you there."

It's not for sure if he was being serious or not. You can watch the full interview in the video above, we were sent these highlights:

How singing in WWE helped prepare him to be in the Disney animated film MOANA:

"What really helped was Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote the music for our movie, did a lot of research and he pulled up all of those old concerts that I used to do in a WWE ring where I'm singing and I'm talking and I'm singing and I'm talking s--t. He had the greatest time doing that and he thought the perfect song for me would be a song called 'You're Welcome'. Lin's a genius, I loved working with him. He's phenomenal. So when he sent me the song I thought 'OK, sounds good. I can do this' and then it goes into a rap and I thought 'alright, I'm down. Let's do this. I'll spit that fire!'"

Why voicing an animated character is one of the hardest roles he's taken on:

"It was a great challenge for me because it was a different muscle to exercise. It's one thing when we're just talking like this, but it's another thing to really inject life into your voice and intonation."

Why he decided to leave WWE to pursue a career in Hollywood:

"I wanted to challenge myself. And I wanted to be better. And I didn't want to settle. I was really fortunate to accomplish what I accomplished in wrestling. I loved it. There's nothing like wrestling. That crowd, I love it. But I also wanted more and there's that interesting thing when you're lucky enough to get that little bit of success and then you want to do something else that's not your forte, that clearly is not, but you're willing to take the challenge on, you're met with a lot of cynicism. You gotta fight through that and you gotta listen to the voice inside and then you gotta bring it."


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