NEW YORK – Dwayne Johnson aka ‘The Rock’ has said he would be open to a possible Presidential bid in the future.
The wrestler-turned-actor, who will be named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2016, had previously tweeted that “maybe one day” he would run for office.
Now, asked by Vanity Fair if he would seek to be President in 2020, he replied: “I wouldn’t rule it out. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
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
In June, Johnson had told GQ: “I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out. 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.”
Responding to reports on his latest comments, Johnson wrote on Twitter yesterday that he was “flattered” by the questions about running to be President but that it was “time to focus on helping people”.
Thx E-dub fam. Biggest question I was asked this past weekend’s junket. Flattered by the consistent ask. Time to focus on helping people.✔️ https://t.co/9xSUXeVG35
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 14, 2016
Johnson spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2000 and also attended the Democratic National Convention that same year.
The 44-year-old action star was recently revealed to be the highest-paid actor in Hollywood with earnings of $64.5 million.
According to website Gossip Cop, he will the cover star of People magazine’s special issue for this year.
Johnson – who still wrestles part-time for WWE – has been picked for his muscular physique, chiselled good looks and winning personality.
Since giving up wrestling full-time in 2004, the actor has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars with roles in hits such as ‘Pain & Gain’, ‘Central Intelligence’ and the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise.
Johnson will be seen in the next ‘Fast and Furious’ sequel in 2017, a big screen ‘Baywatch’ reboot and a remake of ‘Jumanji’ and will then start work on superhero film ‘Shazam’ and a follow-up to ‘San Andreas’.
Johnson follows in a long line of hunks to take People’s honour starting in 1985 with the first winner Mel Gibson.
The 2015 winner was retired soccer star David Beckham – who is married to Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham.