It isn’t unheard of for actors to try their hands at politics. After all, Ronald Reagan served the United States as president for eight years. Arnold Schwarzenegger became the 38th governor of California, and Al Franken is still going strong as a Minnesota senator.
Now, it seems Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would also like to have a go for greener pastures — in his case, the White House.
“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,” Johnson told GQ. “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.”
This isn’t the first time the former WWE wrestler has hinted about wanting to take on the White House.
In March, Johnson said he was open to run for president “one day,” tweeting:
Cool piece on why I should run for President. Maybe one day. Surely the White House has a spot for my pick up truck..https://t.co/JpkZ4w1eh3— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 25, 2016
However, he has posted that day wouldn’t come anytime soon.
Again, thx for this support. I'm not quite ready to give up my pick up truck yet for a big ol' motorcade. https://t.co/AqTI5IKd3t— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 3, 2016
As always, Twitterati gave their two cents on his comment.
@WNSource got my vote I'll register lol— R.T.A./RON$TER #DST (@Official_RTA) June 3, 2016
@WNSource Why not? He's only got 17 movies on the go right now... what's the Presidency as well?— David Price (@mister_price) June 3, 2016
The Rock isn’t the only celebrity who’s thinking about a presidential run.
Last year, rapper Kanye West announced at the MTV Video Music Awards that he would run for president in 2020. And obviously, the potential face-off between West and Johnson has social media in a flurry.
2020 election The Rock vs Kanye— Kevin Love Handles (@VinceBednarik) June 2, 2016
The 2020 election is going to come down to The Rock vs Kanye West and it'll be way easier to take seriously than the current media circus.— The Original Iramako (@WheresChungy) June 4, 2016
@aguywithnolife next election will be even crazier. The rock vs Kanye west.— Holy Kempo (@jack1kemp) June 3, 2016
The Rock vs. Kanye in 2020.— David Edwards (@David_The_Tenor) June 3, 2016
This time... It's for president.
Not a movie, this could actually happen.
The 2020 US election might be The Rock vs Kanye West because American politics is now about which celebrity has more social media followers— Jamie Roberts (@VincenzoJRezwah) June 3, 2016
It might sound a bit far-fetched, but if Donald Trump becomes the Republican presidential nominee while making vows to impose a Muslim ban and getting Mexicans to pay for a wall, the Rock running for president won’t seem that far-fetched.