Dwayne Johnson has already made a name for himself in Hollywood. He has now turned his attention to politics.
The two-time box office champion, who also goes by the moniker “The Rock,” has stated that he wishes to run for the highest office in the land and would do so if he believes there is public support for his candidacy.
“I do have the goal to unite our country. And I also feel that: If this is what the people want, then I will do that,” he told “Sunday Today” host Willie Geist.
Johnson, 49, who has starred in films like Central Intelligence and Jumanji, claims he has the intangibles, charm, market awareness, and global experience needed to make a strong bid.
“I have a goal, and an interest and an ambition to unite our country,” said Johnson, whose character on the NBC sitcom “Young Rock,” which is based on his life, is running for president in 2032. “If this is what the people want, then I will do that.”
He added, “If the time comes where there is a good amount of people who want to see that happen, then I’m going to consider it.”
According to Newsweek, a sizable number of Johnson’s supporters want the former pro wrestling superstar to help the nation get out of its current ethnic and political quagmire.
Johnson announced his plans on Instagram, along with some self-deprecating humor.
“What the people want will lead and inform that decision,” he said. “And if that is in fact what they want, then I’m going to take another drink of my Teremana [tequila, his own brand] and I’m going to say, ‘OK, let’s do it.’”
Johnson is far from the only actor mulling the idea of a political future. Matthew McConaughey is very interested in running for governor of Texas, his home state.