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Dwayne Johnson could be considering a career switch to politics

And he hasn’t ruled out running for president.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, formerly known by his pro-wrestling name ‘The Rock’, says he’s thinking about a change in career, and hasn’t ruled out politics as a possibility.

Johnson told British GQ that while he’s not actively considering making a move into the political arena, he has contemplated the idea.

“I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out. I’m not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure,” he said. “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.”

The actor, who is of both Nova Scotian and Samoan descent, spent part of his childhood living New Zealand.

He lived with his mother’s side of the family in Auckland’s inner city suburb of Grey Lynn – and even attended Richmond Road Primary School – before returning back to the US with his parents.

If Johnson were seriously considering carving out a career in public office, he’d have to run for something else in order to give him some political profile.

And he could do it as early as this year: if fast-tracking his career was a priority. He has until June 24 to get on the primary ballot in Florida and join the candidates who are competing for the Senate seat Marco Rubio decided to vacate when he ran for president.

While it might take a bit of time for the American public to come to terms with having a former reality television star as their new president elect, what has been proven by the recent outcome of the US elections, is that literally, in America at least, anything it would seem, is possible.

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