Is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Cooking Up A Presidential Run?

The actor says politics might be in his future.
Posted at 1:49 PM, May 14, 2017

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has already conquered wrestling and made a name for himself in Hollywood. But now, he's apparently thinking about stepping into a new arena — politics.

In an interview with British GQ, Johnson said he hasn't ruled out running for office.

He said: "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."

Although, he told the magazine there are a lot of other things he wants to do first, so it doesn't look like he has any immediate plans to mount a campaign.

The Rock actually said a political career was a possibility back in 2012.

"I wouldn't rule it out. I think in order for politicians to be successful, you have to be passionate about politics. I care about our country, but right now I can make impact in other ways," Johnson said.

So, who knows? Maybe Johnson will join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan and make the switch from actor to politician.

Weirder things have happened, and we gotta say, it would be pretty interesting to see The Rock talking trash on the debate stage.

This video includes clips from Universal Pictures / "Furious 7," BBC America / "The Graham Norton Show" and NBC / "The Tonight Show" and images from Getty Images.