American movie star Dwayne Johnson, professionally known as The Rock, has revealed revealed that he will “100% consider” running for President of the United States in the 2024 election.
The Rock has opined to the Hollywood magazine Variety that he definitely plans to run for President but 2020 is too early due to movie commitments he has.
The 45-year-old actor says that he will have to wait until that election cycle as he is too busy right now with films he is committed to and he “couldn’t do both.”
It all started out of the blue,” Dwayne told Variety in a new interview. “It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run.’”
Thus, 2024 would be the most feasible date for him to run.
“Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024.” he said.
Although it might seem outlandish to think that a movie star could become President of the United States, former President Ronald Reagan started out as a movie star, whilst current President, Donald Trump, is a former reality tv star.
The Rock is widely expected to run on the ticket of the Democratic Party if he does run.
Dwayne is currently registered as an Independent and has not yet thought about who he’d select as a running mate.