Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has once again acknowledged the calls for him to run for the U.S. presidency, revealing that he was approached “out of the blue” by political parties.
As one of Hollywood’s most recognizable and highly paid actors, Johnson has expressed a serious consideration for a presidential run, especially after a poll indicated that 46% of Americans would support his campaign.
This isn’t the first time he has mentioned his interest in the role, having done so in interviews in both 2021 and 2017. Johnson visited Capitol Hill to address military recruitment issues, engaging with senators and the U.S. Capitol Police.
The US Capitol Police tweeted: “We talked to a potential new recruit today… and we think he will pass the fitness test.”
Earlier this week, during an appearance on Trevor Noah’s Spotify podcast “What Now?”, Johnson shared that the poll results had prompted both political parties to reach out to him, inquiring about his interest in running for the presidency at the end of 2022.
“That was an interesting poll that happened and I was really moved by that,” he said.
“I was really blown away and I was really honoured. I’ll share this little bit with you – at the end of the year in 2022, I got a visit from the parties asking me if I was going to run, and if I could run.”
Johnson also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, saying: “It’s crazy, it’s wild. This run for president talk has been in the ether for the past couple of years and it never stops being surreal.”
He added that “down the road for sure” he would consider running for president but at the moment he is a “proud girl dad” – with the youngest of his three children aged five.
Johnson said he already knows what it is like “to have an occupation that takes me away from being a daddy” which is currently the “most important thing to me”.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson endorsed Joe Biden through a video interview in September 2020. At the time, he identified himself as a “political independent and centrist,” emphasizing that he had voted for candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties in the past.