No wrestlers in the White House – yet. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he ruled out running for president after years of speculation about his political ambitions.
“This is not discussed. Yes. It’s not up for discussion.” Jungle Cruise The 50-year-old actor said during an interview with CBS Sunday morning will air on Sunday, October 9th. “I will say this because it needs a B side. I love our country and everyone in it. I also like being a dad.”
Former WWE star shares daughters Jasmine, 6, and Tiana, 4, with wife Lauren Hashian. He is also the father of a 21-year-old daughter, Simone, whom he shares with his ex-wife. Dani Garcia.
Ballers The alums explained that his family is more important to him than anything else, and any political career requires him to spend too much time away from them. “The most important thing for me is being the #1 dad, especially during this critical time in my daughters’ lives,” he told CBS. Tracey Smith. “Because I know what it’s like to be on the road and be so busy that I was away from my first daughter’s house for many years. [life]”.
Black Adam the star teased a possible presidential run for years, bringing up the subject after Washington Post published a 2016 article saying he would be a good candidate.
“A year ago, [the idea] more and more appeared, fast five the actor said GQ in May 2017. “There was a real sense of seriousness that made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I’m giving an answer that is truthful and respectful.’ I didn’t mean to be flippant: “We’ll have three days off! No taxes!”
When asked if he was considering running, the California native replied, “I think it’s a real possibility.”
More recently, last year, Young Rock the producer said that he probed to find out what the election campaign would be like. “[I’ve done] a small amount of research and analysis to see where it came from and see what it might look like in the future,” he said. Vanity Fair in October 2021, adding that “the indicators are all very positive – both in, for example, 2024 and, for example, in 2028.”
However, in the same interview, he admitted that he does not have much experience when it comes to lawmaking. “You know, after all, I don’t know anything about politics,” he explained. “I don’t know anything about politics. I care deeply about our country. I take care of every f*cking American that bleeds, and that’s all of them. And – no misunderstanding here – I may have some decent leadership qualities, but that doesn’t necessarily make me a great presidential candidate.”
He is currently focused on releasing Black Adamwhich will be released in theaters on Friday, October 21st. The film had been in development for over a decade, with Johnson himself pushing for the DC character to get his own standalone film.
“When the first draft of the movie came to us, it was a combination of Black Adam and Shazam: two origin stories in one movie,” the action star said. Vanity Fair in August. “It was the goal — so it wasn’t a complete surprise. But when I read it, I just knew in my gut, “We can’t make this movie like this.” We would be doing Black Adam an incredible disservice.”
Johnson “got on the phone” and eventually convinced the executives that the character needed his own movie. Meanwhile, Shazam debuted in 2019. Shazam! starring Zachary Levy.
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