Actor, wrestler, comedian and all-around charismatic guy Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been quite the supporter of the scene lately. Not only did he tweet back Of Mice & Men's Aaron Pauley to keep kicking ass, he also had an amazing Twitter conversation with the Word Alive's Tells Smith the other day.
It turns out, according to a new interview with GQ, we may have a scene supporter in the White House at some point.
In the extensive profile, writer Caity Weaver asked Johnson if he would actually “give up his life as the highest-paid movie star on earth—which is unquestionably easier, more fun, and more lucrative than being president of the United States—in order to run for office.”
Johnson replies, “I think that it's a real possibility.”
The article goes on to discuss how Johnson didn't give his support to either presidential campaign last year even though both reached out to him for endorsement.
“I feel like I'm in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight and influence, which of course is why they want the endorsement,” he says. “But I also have a tremendous amount of respect for the process and felt like if I did share my political views publicly, a few things would happen—and these are all conversations I have with myself, in the gym at four o'clock in the morning—I felt like it would either (a) make people unhappy with the thought of whatever my political view was. And, also, it might sway an opinion, which I didn't want to do.”
NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer says, “If [becoming the president] is something he focused on, he probably would accomplish it. I think there's nothing that he couldn't do.”
As Uproxx points out, back in 2016, The Washington Post published an article titled “Dwayne Johnson says he might want to run for president. He could actually win.”
Johnson posted the article on his Instagram, saying, “I care DEEPLY about our county… and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring.”
Interesting piece from The Washington Post on if I ran for POTUS I could actually win. Writer Alyssa Rosenberg did some pretty good research into my background (slave descendants fighting for their freedom, Revolutionary War etc). Much more to uncover but well done. More and more pieces like this are popping up due to the Presidential election and they're cool/fun to read… I care DEEPLY about our county… and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring. Buuuuut until that possible day, the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country. Thanks again Washington Post.
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