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I am half Black and half Samoan

Dolby Theater on Hollywood Boulevard premieres of latest addition to the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.”“We wanted to make sure we had an element of family and heart. But also we want to make sure that we have our own identity. And create something that was fun, that was unique and that was fresh,” says the director David Leitch.

Culture became a part of the movie’s theme. The film features some of Johnson’s Samoan lineage and tradition. “One of the anchoring elements of our movie is culture. “I am half Black and half Samoan,” Johnson said as he was interrupted by cheers and praise from the crowd. “It’s deep and personal to me, and these guys know it, too because this is the first time that the culture of Samoa has ever been showcased in a global movie like this. So I’m very excited.”

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