The Rock brings the haka to Hollywood

What's Fresh 14/04/2017

The latest Fast and Furious movie, The Fate of the Furious has premiered here in Aotearoa. And Kiwi viewers for in for a bit of a treat while watching the eighth movie in the franchise with the movie featuring a touch of Māori culture.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson spent part of his childhood living in New Zealand, and is of Samoan heritage so in the film, The Rock brought part of his culture into the film with a haka.

The scene shows a soccer team of girls performing the haka, led by The Rock, before their soccer match.

The haka was blessed by Māori elders in New Zealand prior to filming.

Watch a snippet from behind the scenes below: