Almost everyone in the film industry is a liberal.
But occasionally you’ll find diehard Republicans like Clint Eastwood, Jon Voight, and James Woods.
But there’s something shocking about one A-list actor and his 2020 Presidential bid.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not only one of the most famous people in the world, but he’s also undisputedly one of the most bankable movie stars in the world.
And there have been rumors circulating lately that Johnson may seriously put his acting career on hold to make a run for President in 2020.
In fact, when he hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this year, Johnson and Tom Hanks made a joke about Hanks being his running mate.
— Collar The Movie (@CollarTheMovie) November 10, 2017
Everyone thought it was in fact a joke and didn’t actually take it seriously.
But pump the brakes on that because, apparently, he’s really considering running for President.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Add Dwayne Johnson to the list of celebrities eyeing the 2020 presidential ticket.
Johnson – who’s flirted with the idea of a presidential run in the past – fanned the rumor flames last week when asked by Ellen DeGeneres.
“I don’t know if this is true but people talk about you running for President…Will you run?” Ellen asked.
“I would, I’m seriously considering it,” he said, as the crowd erupted into cheers.
So when USA Today further probed Johnson about a potential run, he clarified. Noting there would still be a lot to be worked out, he said, “That would probably be the case, yes…[but] this actually never came from me.
It started [with] a piece in The Washington Post, and there was this kind of groundswell.”
The Washington Post piece Johnson is referencing ginned up a sort of momentary cultural hysteria, since it conjectured that “he could actually win.”
Johnson did note to USA Today that “the consideration comes at the desire from a large amount of people who would like to see this happen.
But I mean, honestly, there are so many different variables that have to come into play when you think about this. Politics is not my business.
So the consideration is there. And we’ll just have to see. I’ll continue to watch and learn as much as I can.”
But there’s a catch.
Most would think that he would run as a Democrat, right?
Not so fast. The Rock may actually be a closet Republican.
I wonder if The Rock will speak at the Republican National Convention this year like he did in 2000. pic.twitter.com/i51XWfb2n9
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) June 3, 2016
This would mean that Johnson would challenge Trump’s Republican nomination.
But this could all just be a marketing ploy to sell his new movie too.