The Rock reveals his biggest inspiration is his late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson earned worldwide praise when he succesfully played the role of demi god, Maui in Disney's Moana. 

Us Kiwi's know Maui from Maori legends growing up and we know it would be no easy feat to play such a character, especially when the Maui in Disney's Moana is a hybird version of all of the Pacific Cultures.

And now The Rock has revealed how he managed to nail his role.

And it's all thanks to his Samoan grandfather.

And when you see the picture of The Rock grandad, High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa, and compare him to Maui, the similarities are uncanny.