The actor's mother, Ata Johnson, stole the show during his virtual interview with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. When Fallon asked Dwayne Johnson, 48, if his mother played the ukulele, the actor said, "Oh yes," and then called off-screen to his mother, "She's right here."
As Ata, 72, appeared on the screen, she showed off her ukulele and treated Jimmy Fallon, 46, to a rendition of the Samoan song "Savalivali Means Go For a Walk," which Dwayne Johnson sang with her.
"Savalivali means go for a walk / Tautalatala means too much talk," they sang in unison as Ata played the instrument. "Alofa ia te oe means I love you / Take it easy, faifai lemu." To the Baywatch star's surprise, Ata announced, "We have one more!" to which the actor said, "No we don't have one more! What's happening?"
Ata then began an impromptu song to Jimmy Fallon, singing along with her son, "We love you, Jimmy / Oh, yes, we do / We love you, Jimmy / and that is true. When we're away from you/we're blue. Oh Jimmy, we love you."
Jimmy Fallon couldn't contain his delight as he said, "Oh my — I love you! I'm sending love right back to you." "Mom just crushed by the way! You just stole the interview," the talk show host continued. "You're unbelievable. You are a superstar."
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