May 10, 2017


Dwayne Johnson Is Seriously Considering Running For President

Peggy Sirota for GQ
Peggy Sirota for GQ

Dwayne Johnson: former wrestler, sexiest man alivethe world's highest-paid actor, producer, there anything this man cannot do? Well, now he's vying for his biggest role of all—the President of the United States. 

In an interview with GQ, The Rock revealed "it's a real possibility" that he will run for office. “A year ago, it started coming up more and more," the entertainer explains. "There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’ I didn't want to be flippant—‘We'll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’” But this isn't the first time he considered campaigning! 

Last November, The Rock told Vanity Fair he wouldn't rule out the idea of being our next commander-in-chief. "It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen," he stated. So what does he think of the current president? 

"I'd like to see a greater leadership. When there's a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you're in a disagreement with—for example, the media—I feel like it informs me that I could be better. We all have issues, and we all gotta work our shit out. And I feel like one of the qualities of a great leader is not shutting people out. I miss that part. Even if we disagree, we've got to figure it out. Because otherwise I feel, as an American, all I hear and all I see in the example you're setting is ‘Now I'm shutting you out. And you can't come.’ [Disagreement] informs us. The responsibility as president—I [would] take responsibility for everyone. Especially when you disagree with me. If there's a large number of people disagreeing, there might be something I'm not seeing, so let me see it. Let me understand it.”

Click here for the full GQ chat. When The Rock isn't thinking of ways to better our country, he's prepping the release of the Baywatch remake (out on May 25) and might get his own Fast & Furious spinoff. But before then, watch Johnson, executive producer of Fuse's Clash of the Corps, have some down time with a few cast members in Hawaii: