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Woman's Day catches up with Kiwi stars Jemaine Clement, Rachel House and Temuera Morrison at the premiere of Moana
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Last night saw the premiere of the hotly anticipated new Disney flick, Moana – featuring the voice talents of our very own Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement and Rachel House, no less!

We caught up with the Kiwi stars of the movie on the red carpet to chat to them about all things Moana. Get an inside look at the premiere in the video player above, and check out our individual interviews with the cast below.


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The Flight of the Conchords funny man dished on the fun he had playing his villainous character Tamatoa, a self-obsessed and greedy crab who hails from Lalotai, the realm of monsters.

Jemaine told us all about the experience he had voicing the role and which Disney character he relates to the most.


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Kiwi screen icon Temuera Morrison voices Chief Tui, Moana’s father. We chatted to the acting great to find out what his daughter thought of him being in a Disney film, and how it felt to play a character like this compared to his other roles.

“It’s just wonderful to be a nice chap for a change – a warm, loving chief,” he told us.


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Actress Rachel House, who Kiwis recently saw in the smash hit Hunt for the Wilderpeople, plays Gramma Tala – Moana’s best friend and confidante.

The star told us she was “thrilled” to see that Disney was embracing Polynesian culture with this movie.

“I think it’s really positive and exciting… I’m really thrilled that right now in the mainstream media, wherever you look, there’s the face of a very very feisty young warrior Polynesian woman staring back at us. I think that’s really exciting,” she revealed.

Check out more snaps from the star-studded Auckland premiere in the gallery below

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