Dwayne Johnson Considering Running For President In 2024

Can you smell what The President is cooking? (Credit: Universal)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson may run for President.

During an interview with Variety, the former-wrester-turned-actor revealed that he would ‘100% consider’ it after a poll revealed he might even be in with a chance of winning.

“It all started out of the blue,” he said. “It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run’.”

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“In that, I knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it,” he added. “That’s where I’m at right now – I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can. I’m continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled.”

But which side of the political fence does he land?

Although Johnson has been both a Republican and Democrat in the past, he’s currently registered as an Independent… and it remains to be seen whether he will campaign as one of the major two.

But he’s definitely giving this some serious thought.

“I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times – which I don’t feel our presidency is currently doing – so that’s where I’m at.”

Could Dwayne Johnson be the perfect antithesis to a Trump presidency?

He could well be… but sadly it would mean stepping away from his acting career.

“Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024.”

Still, it might all be worth it if President Rock can make a difference.

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Ryan Leston

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Ryan Leston is the Founder and Editor of Screen Jolt. He's a big movie nerd from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up.