The people of the United States of America won't get the opportunity to vote Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson into the Oval Office in 2020. Over the past year, there has been strong public support calling for the action star to consider a presidency run to replace Donald Trump once his first term is up -- something that Johnson himself has entertained on multiple occasions. However, now, it appears it won't be happening anytime soon.
During an interview with Vanity Fair to promote the release of his latest film, Skyscraper, Johnson confirmed that The Rock 2020 can't happen, because he doesn't feel he's prepared enough for such an important position yet. "Unfortunately I don’t see it happening in 2020," the actor said. "It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not possible in 2020."
However, that doesn't mean the Johnson is ruling out the idea completely. In fact, it's something he appears to be seriously considering. "I have so much respect for the position. It’s something that I seriously considered. What I need is time to go out and learn."
With upcoming leading roles in Disney's Jungle Cruise film, DC's Black Adam solo movie, HBO's Ballers television series and many, many more projects to come, time isn't something that Johnson has a whole lot of. But if anyone can make it work, it's The Rock.
Directed and written by Rawson M. Thurber, Skyscraper starts Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Pablo Schreiber, Noah Taylor, Jason Day and Hannah Quinlivan.