The Rock Says He's Interested In Running For President
After conquering professional wrestling and becoming one of the biggest box-office draws in Hollywood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is pondering new conquests. And he's thinking about the White House.
In an interview with British GQ, the star admitted that getting into politics is on his list:
"I'll be honest, I haven't ruled politics out. I'm not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure. I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first."
Movie stars getting into politics is nothing new, of course. We've had the likes of Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger holding office.
And with the current presidential election taken with entertaining personalities who are light on government experience — Donald Trump, and now even possibly Mark Cuban — it's becoming harder to scoff at The Rock running for office.
But for now, Johnson has a lot on his plate.
Coming up, you'll see him in season two of the HBO series "Ballers" and in the "Baywatch" movie. He's also voicing a character in the upcoming Disney movie "Moana," he's filming the next "Fast & Furious" movie, and he recently announced that he'll be the lead in the big-screen adaptation of comic-book hero "Doc Savage."