Will Dwayne The Rock Johnson Run For President After ‘Young Rock’?

Another celebrity ? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s sitcom , shows the actor looking back on his life in a series of fake interviews as he runs for President, but life may imitate art as has previously considered making a presidential bid in real life. 

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Young Rock looks back at Johnson’s youth at four different ages from when he was ten and was being raised among wrestlers to moving high schools on a regular basis as a 15-year-old, to being 18-years-old and playing football a the University of Miami. Present-day Johnson steps in to narrate and reflect on his past from the year 2032.

“I would consider a presidential in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” Johnson said in 2017. “Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people… So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.”

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“I’m so incredibly flattered,” Johnson cleared up on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the same year and explained that national polls even reportedly suggested that he would beat former President Donald Trump but “three and a half years is a long way away so we’ll see.”

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Johnson was largely involved in casting for the series and told The New York Times he was “able to spend some time with them, prior to shooting, and let them know what I was like during that time.”

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“What I thought my priorities were. The times, more important, that I fell on my ass and I had to get back up. That was surreal, in and of itself. The thing that really pulled at my cold, black heartstrings was finding the actors to play my mom, my dad and my grandmother, and spend time with them. As we’re having these conversations and they would start talking about what they knew of my mom and my grandmother and my dad, within seconds I would well up.”

Johnson rarely speaks about politics but publicly got behind a presidential candidate for the first time during the 2020 Election. 

“As a registered Independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Sen. Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become president and vice president,” Johnson explained on Instagram. 

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My vote represented my little daughters, my vote represented humanity, my vote represented decency, it represented the values and principles we teach our little girls and my vote also, for me, represented the importance of just being a good, decent human being and how important that is,” the wrestler said when Biden won the election. 

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