The Rock Showcasing Samoa to the World

Seiuli in the famous film scene highlighting the Samoan culture. (image credit)
Seiuli Dwayne “The ROck” Johnson receiving his honorary title from the late Head of State, His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II, in 2004.

“It’s the very first time the culture of Samoa has been showcased in a big global movie like this. We’re gonna showcase Samoan culture and I wanna go out and get my own family, my own blood”.

The famous Samoan actor, Seiuli Dwayne “the Rock “Johnson looks to showcase his Samoan heritage through “The Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” movie premieres around the globe.

The Hobbs and Shaw spin-off from the Fast & Furious franchise captures unique part of the Samoan culture through various scenes shown in the film.

“It’s the very first time the culture of Samoa has been showcased in a big global movie like this. We’re gonna showcase Samoan culture and I wanna go out and get my own family, my own blood”.

Because of his mother, Ata Fitisemanu Maivia, is a descendant of Samoan chiefs, and in recognition of his service to the Samoan people, Malietoa Tanumafili II bestowed upon Johnson the noble title of Seiuli during his visit there in July 2004. (image by spyhollywood)

“We also wanna have the element of family at heart. But we also wanted to make sure we have our own identity – create something that was fun and unique, and it was fresh”, Seiuli expresses at the World Premiere in Hollywood.

The president of productions, Hiram Barcia also highlighted launching of the film in Samoa.

“We gonna be travelling all around the world. We’re in London, we’re in Scotland, we’re in Samoa, we’re in Hawaii – you name it, we are all over the place. We blow a lot stuff up. We have a lot of fun”, the clip highlights

“Hold on to your seat and welcome to the Hobss and Shaw ride, baby”, he adds.

Hobbs and Shaw continues the storyline Lawman Luke Hobbs (Seiuli Dwayne Johnson) and outcast Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) come together – forming an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain (played by Idris Elba) threatens the future of humanity.

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