Less than twenty years ago, back when when Erykah Badu was still the love of Common’s life, it would seem crazy, ridiculous even, that an actor – an action actor at that – would go on record talking about seriously running for president.
But since we’ve had Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of the country’s biggest state (and let’s be clear, Arnie didn’t run for president only because he wasn’t born in this country) and a reality show carnival barker as the commander in chief . . . well, let’s just say anything’s possible. (And we can now be clear that Ronald Reagan wasn’t just some fluke).
And so, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the black-Samoan former pro wrestler of The Fast and Furious, Jumanji 2, and Moana movie fame, as well as “Tyrese beefs” and Ballers (the last two should preclude him from showing his face outside much less running for the land’s highest office) said in an interview published last week that he would “100% consider” running for president, but it would most likely be in 2024 (not 2020 as first reported), because he has to make that Hollywood skrilla first.
“Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024,” he said in an interview published in Variety on Thursday.