Former wrestler Dwayne Johnson spoke about the possibility of a political career.
In an interview with the British magazine GQ, the wrestler-turned-actor, famous for his World Wrestling Entertainment stage name “The Rock,” referred to the idea of transitioning into a political career as an “alluring” thought.
“I haven’t ruled politics out,” Johnson said in the interview. “I’m not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure. I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring.”
He added, “And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives on a global scale.”
However, he said that “there are a lot of other things I want to do first.”
According to FOX News, Johnson first expressed interest in having a political career in 2012.
Independent Journal wrote an article this year that illustrated the reasons why Johnson should run for president. The article, which was tweeted by Johnson, stated that he is a registered Republican; and his qualifications include having a massive popularity and fan base, and his ability to manage a busy schedule.
A Saturday Night Live sketch showed what Johnson’s presidency would be like. The video, which has been viewed by YouTube visitors for more than two million times, can be viewed here.
The Rock may be successful in this endeavor, though. As reported by CBS News, Jesse “The Body” Ventura served as the governor of Minnesota from 1999 until 2003. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the other hand, transitioned from having a successful acting career into two terms as California’s governor, Town Hall reports.