Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson 'seriously considering' a presidential run
Actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is considering entering a different ring, the political ring.
In an interview on the Ellen Degeneres show earlier this week, Johnson confirmed rumors that he may run for president.
"I am seriously considering it, yes," Johnson said after being asked if he was serious about a bid for the White House.
Johnson appeared next to his "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" co-star Kevin Hart, who fully endorsed his fellow actor. "If he were to put himself in that position, he would get my support, wholeheartedly," Hart said. "If he puts himself in that position, it's for the better of the people."
On Thursday, "The Rock" followed up in an interview with Variety, saying he would "100 percent consider" running for office.
Based on a number of ongoing movie projects he is involved in, Johnson said "the realistic consideration" would be a 2024 election bid. Universal Pictures announced plans to cast Johnson in a "Fast and Furious" spinoff, slated to be released in the summer of 2019, after pushing back the release date for "Fast and Furious9" to 2020.
Much like President Donald Trump, Johnson would enter a race for high office without any prior political experience. "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," he told Variety.
It is not clear whether he would run as a Democrat or a Republican. According to Variety, Johnson is currently registered as an Independent.