Will Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson be the 46th President of the United States of America? The former wrestler says he might just give it a shot.
In an interview with Reuters, the “Moana” actor said he’s a very patriotic person, and it’s not far off the mark that he would try his hand at politics. “I love my country, I’m extremely patriotic and I also feel, especially now, leadership is so important,” Johnson said. “Great leadership is so important, respected leadership is so important.”
When asked if he would ever consider running for president, the actor said, “If I felt like I could be an effective leader for us, and surround myself with really high-quality leaders, then sure, I would.”
While Johnson did not say when exactly he would try to take a shot at politics, he did mention that being a producer in the entertainment industry has given him skills that he knows would be helpful if he becomes a politician. The actor said that his ability to push other people into action might come in handy. “I’ve found really good success in being able to galvanize people in a positive way and continued to push them … which I think is an important quality,” he said.
This is not the first time Johnson has addressed comments and questions about him running for office. In June, the actor took to Instagram to share an article published by the Washington Post saying he might win president if he runs.
“The idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring,” Johnson said. “But until that possible day, the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country.”
If you don’t want to support Johnson as a politician, you can instead show your love for his new film, "Moana." The movie will be out in theaters on Nov. 23, according to Collider.