Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may be looking to follow in his fellow wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura's footsteps: The actor may have a future in politics once he's done with Hollywood.
Like Ventura, who eventually became the governor of Minnesota, Johnson is also mulling a political run someday. In an interview with British GQ, Johnson admitted that he's thought about getting involved in public service -- and is potentially interested in heading to the White House.
"I'll be honest, I haven't ruled politics out," Johnson told GQ, adding that he hasn't definitively made up his mind yet on the subject.
"I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring," he continued. "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."
Aside from Ventura, there have been plenty of other entertainers who've gone on to great success in political careers, most famously former actors Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But don't mourn the loss of Johnson's blossoming film career just yet. As the actor said, he's got a lot of things he wants to accomplish before he steps into the political arena, and with his full slate of projects, it seems he'll be busy shooting movies for the foreseeable future.
Still, with a built-in fan base and ready-made campaign slogan ("Can you smell what The Rock is cooking...up for the American people?"), we say that Johnson has a great shot at getting elected if and when he eventually throws his hat into the ring. Stay tuned.
[via: British GQ]
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