The Jungle star Dwayne Johnson insists he’s seriously thinking running for president of the United States. Speaking to Media, Johnson, 45, explained out some of the still-murky details, acknowledging there’s still a lot to be worked out.
But Johnson says he would eye the 2020 presidential election. “That would mostly be the case, yes,” he says.
But “this actually never came from me,” the actor points out. “It started (with) a piece in The Washington Post, and there was this particular kind of groundswell.”
It didn’t hurt that the report made clear in the headline that Johnson “could actually win.” People got amazed at the prospect. And that has pushed Johnson
“So I can tell you with all honesty that the consideration comes at the aspiration from a great number of people who would like to see this happen,” Johnson says. “But I mean, actually, there are so many different variables that have to come into play when you give a thought to this. Politics is not my business. So the consideration is there. And we’ll just have to wait. I’ll continue to watch and learn as much as I can.”
His reasoning is simple: “To serve the people, and create a better environment for them.”
So there’s much to be found out even after Jumanji hits screens Dec. 20 not to tell the major projects in motion that include another baby, Skyscraper (in theatres July 13) and the Fast & Furious Hobbs spin off with Jason Statham (2019). Just to name a few things on Johnson’s famously packed routine.
But Johnson has already shown he can be feisty with the media when it comes to specifications, declining to say whether he’d go on the Republican or Democratic ticket.
“You’re pushing it right now, man,” he growls.
We’re going to call that “undecided.”
One thing that is sure: Tom Hanks can have whatever role he wants to practice in Rock administration. The two have already joked about this on Saturday Night Live.
“You name it, he can have it. He’s beloved, smart,” Johnson says. “That would be a good ticket. Think about it, Hanks-Johnson, Johnson-Hanks. The only issue I have with Tom is he wants his name first.”
So Hanks seriously has a spot? “If he’s interested, of course.”
But Johnson can’t take into thought anyone else in Hollywood he’d bring along on this political ride. Well, except for his Jumanji and Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart.