Highest-paid actor 'wouldn’t rule out' venturing into politics

Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has said that he would be open to a possible Presidential bid in the future.

Johnson was recently revealed to be the highest-paid actor in Hollywood and had previously tweeted that “maybe one day” he would run for office.

Now, asked by Vanity Fair if he would seek to be President in 2020, Johnson replied: “I wouldn’t rule it out. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”

 

In June, Johnson told GQ: “I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out. I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first.”

Responding to reports on his latest comments, Johnson wrote on Twitter on Monday (November 14) that he was “flattered” by the questions about running to be President but that it was “time to focus on helping people”.

Johnson spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2000 and also attended the Democratic National Convention that same year.

Meanwhile, filmmaker Michael Moore has said that he wants either Tom Hanks or Oprah Winfrey to be President, while Kanye West remains tight-lipped over whether he will run against Trump in 2020.