The WWE legend is among the Hollywood’s highest-paid actors and one of the most successful professional wrestlers, but Dwayne Johnson wants to achieve more in life despite his laurels.
In an interview, The Rock revealed his interested in a move to the White House.
He said: “I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted. Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer.
“That would be up to the people… So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.”
His political ambition and mindset are propelling him to promote his new coming-of-age comedy series ‘Young Rock’, in which he plays himself and campaign for the 2032 presidency.
2017, The Rock talked about running for president before, when he told GQ that he thought that it’s a real possibility.
Also in 2018, he told Vanity Fair he had considered a run in 2020 but chose not.
In 2020, he supported Joe Biden for the presidency in an interview, where he described the then upcoming US election as arguably the most critical in decades.
Johnson also disclosed back then that he was a political independent and centrist, who had voted for both the Democrats and the Republicans in the past.
At an interactive session with TV critics in early February, Johnson was asked if he would invite US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who’s a self-proclaimed fan of his 2015-19 sports comedy Ballers, to make a cameo appearance in Young Rock.
In response, he said: “If we’re lucky enough to come back for a second round (of episodes), then maybe she will then.
“I can see that happening. It all depends on how far we go with it. But I am friends with Senator Warren, President Biden as well, and Vice President Kamala Harris, and so I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Johnson was named the highest paid actor in the world by Forbes in 2020, for the second year in a row, with earning $87.5m (£67m) before tax between June 1 2019 and June 1 2020.
He made the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list in 2016 and 2019, and is the co-owner of the American football league, the XFL.