Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has called heading to Washington and running for office “a real possibility” after having given the idea some more thought.
“A year ago, it started coming up more and more,” Johnson told GQ, addressing a Washington Post op-ed that suggested he would have been a viable candidate last year. “There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’ I didn’t want to be flippant–‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!'”
He added, “I think that it’s a real possibility.”
Johnson is one of the most popular celebrities on earth (as well a the highest paid actor), which has prompted many to consider a presidential run for the “Baywatch” star. And the former WWE star has thought about it himself: Even back in 2012, he said he has definite plans to enter politics at some point, and that his ambitions could run all the way to the White House.
And after he was crowned People’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” he said he had given the idea more thought, especially after Donald Trump won the election.
“And so I started to really think. Could I make a difference? Could I surround myself with really brilliant people to help me make decisions? Do I care about this country? And when the answers continued to come up yes, then I thought, there’s a good chance,” the “Rampage” star said. “Yeah, one day. Then we’ll do another interview like this.”
Previously, he called the idea “alluring.” But let’s not forget that Johnson has a full calendar until at least 2019. He will star in films like “Jumanji,” “Rampage,” “Fighting with My Family” and “San Andreas 2,” and is executive producing projects like “Take My Wife” and “Not Without Hope.”
Read the GQ interview here.