After conquering professional wrestling and becoming one of the biggest box-office draws in Hollywood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is pondering new conquests. And he's thinking about the White House.
In an interview with British GQ, the star admitted that getting into politics is on his list:
"I'll be honest, I haven't ruled politics out. I'm not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure. I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first."
Movie stars getting into politics is nothing new, of course. We've had the likes of Ronald Regan and Arnold Schwarzenegger holding office.
And with the current presidential election taken with entertaining personalities who are light on government experience — Donald Trump, and now even possibly Mark Cuban — it's becoming harder to scoff at The Rock running for office.
But for now, Johnson has a lot on his plate.
Coming up, you'll see him in season two of the HBO series "Ballers" and in the "Baywatch" movie. He's also voicing a character in the upcoming Disney movie "Moana," he's filming the next "Fast & Furious" movie, and he recently announced that he'll be the lead in the big-screen adaptation of comic-book hero "Doc Savage."
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I can throw grown men into next week, but for some strange mystical reason I keep getting beat by kids at arm wrestling.
Defeated by the powerful Tater in front of the whole crew.
My ego can't take this.
#OnSet #Baywatch #VerySpecialDay #VerySpecialLittleBoy #LiveLikeTater
Tater! Guess what buddy? I'm coming to meet you!! I want you to be my special guest on our #BAYWATCH set in Savannah, GA. Everyone on set is excited to meet you... especially the pretty girls! Uh oh😉👊🏾. Tater, not only am I super pumped to meet you, but I'm a big bald headed LUCKY DUDE to meet you as well. Big man you're way stronger than I'll ever be and you better get ready, because I hug like a bear! Can't wait to meet you Tater and your family big man! Stay strong! Your buddy ~ DJ
PS: Your nickname "Tater" is almost as cool as "Rock". Actually it's way cooler. 👊🏾💯
Been a long time coming, but I finally met the one and only "Tater". This very special lil' 7yr old boy has been battling cancer for 4yrs now. Multiple surgeries, chemo, radiation treatments and stem cell transplants. You name it, this lil' boy has gone thru it.
He's had one request. Meet me.
He spent the day with me on our #Baywatch set. Watched me film and in between scenes we'd hang out, have some laughs and have some good talks.
One of the good talks we had was about every time he goes into the hospital for treatments he takes two things: his Rock action figure (which I'm holding) and his stuffed animal, appropriately just named "puppy". He even made these shirts for us. "Strong As The Rock" and "Live Like Tater". He told me every time he gets treatments he wants to be strong like me. I told him he's already way stronger I'll ever be. He just giggled not really knowing what I meant. One day he will.
Spent all afternoon with Tater and his beautiful family. Lots of tears were shed among us. Joyful tears. Grateful tears.
I don't know why things happen the way they do in this life. Gotta have faith that there's a bigger reason or lesson for us. Sometimes I'm not sure. But I can tell you this with all my heart and soul that meeting lil' Tater and all these little kids over the years who for some reason far unbeknownst to me, look at me as their hero - is a thousand times way more important than any movie or any "thing" I could ever do or accomplish in my life.
Having this platform to shine a little light on the path that these brave children walk - is by far the best part of fame.
LIVE LIKE TATER this lil' 7yr old says.
Strong. Loving. Happy.
You stay strong big man. Me and puppy always got your back ~ Rock
The big moment where we surprised lil' 7yr old cancer warrior named "Tater" with his own #BAYWATCH movie poster!
I wish you guys could've seen his face when I turned this frame around.
When I told him "we're all so inspired by you, especially me" and looked down at him and saw him lookin' up at me, nodding his head with those big eyes.. good Lord I almost lost it in front of him and the whole damn crew. (that actually happened to me once before when I was accepting an award on stage and as I thanked my family, I just happened to catch my daughter Simone's eyes and sweet cheese on an ice cream sammich I almost lost it again). I did exactly what I did here.. paused, gazed into space like a crazy man and told myself "you better hold it together dammit", shook it off and proceeded to continue.
Despite my almost tearing up like a baby and ruining my tough guy image, the greatest and I think most beautiful irony about Tater, is that this very special little boy has no idea just how much he inspires all of us around him.
One day he will.
#OnSet #OurWholeBaywatchCrew #UnforgettableMoment #LiveLikeTater #AndRocksDontCry * special thank you our good buddy and one of Hollywood's greatest photographers @jaimietrueblood and the @forthewinproject charity creating this awesome poster for Tater.