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Nicole Scherzinger fought for ‘Moana’ role

PTI | Los Angeles |

Singer-actress Nicole Scherzinger said she begged Disney bosses to give her a role in new movie Moana, telling them she wouldn’t be able to go home to Hawaii if she wasn’t part of the film.
The actress and singer, who was born in Honolulu, plays the title character’s mother Sina in the new animated movie, and insisted she was destined to land the role, reported Access Hollywood.
“I told Disney, ‘You’re not gonna make this movie without me’, because… my family will kill me if I’m not in this movie,” she said.
Scherzinger Skyped in her first audition from North Carolina, where she was filming the TV Dirty Dancing remake, and said all her dreams came true when he was offered the part.
“I’m so honoured to be a part of it, I really am. If you look back at other Disney movies, the mother is usually killed off… In my culture, the women are the backbone of the family and Sina is just like the women in our family.”