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Dwayne 'The President' Johnson? Jumanji star considering politics career

Dwayne “The Rock" Johnson is considering running for the position of President of the United States of America.

16th December 2017
/ By James Collins

Dwayne Johnson and the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle cast FRANKMASI/SONYPICTURES

The superstar wrestler-turned-Hollywood mega player – who was recently bestowed with a Star on the Walk of Fame – told Variety he would “100% consider” running for office in 2024.

“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,” said the 45-year-old actor.

This follows a Washington Post column where Johnson said: “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.” 

The Post, soon after, claimed: “He could actually win”.

The Rock told Variety: “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.'” 

“In that, I knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it,” said Johnson.

In a world where current President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter dominates headlines almost every week, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor already has great strength in that department, with 175 million followers across various social media platforms.

If Johnson does choose to run, Saturday Night Live has already suggested Tom Hanks as a perfect candidate to be his Vice President. 

Dwayne Johnson stars in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which is released Wednesday in key territories including the US and UK.

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