Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson: Thought of being president is 'alluring'

Thursday June 2nd, 2016

Your teams on the go or at home. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android.​

In an era when reality TV stars can become presidential candidates, we should expect to see all kinds of Hollywood types throwing their hats into the political ring over the next few years.

And none of them will want to fight the most recent one to do so.

In an interview with GQ UK, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, actor, professional wrestler and all-time great deliverer of one-liners, sounded intrigued by the possibility of politics.

“I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring,” Johnson said. “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.”

Follow Extra Mustard on Facebook

What would The Rock’s presidency look like? Well, he did portray “The Rock Obama” in a Saturday Night Live sketch that one time. Personally, I hope he’s out there Rock Bottom-ing fools like he did with Jason Statham in Furious 7.

[Tears up] That’s my president.

– Rohan Nadkarni

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.