Dwayne Johnson sat down with USA Today to discuss his autobiographical turn on NBC‘s Young Rock, and his possible run for president.
The wrestler-turned-actor, who has landed on top of Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors for two years running, is using his own life for creative purposes in the sitcom Young Rock, which bows today (Tuesday). Three actors play The Rock: Adrian Groulx (Johnson as a kid living in Hawaii), Bradley Constant (as a teen in Pennsylvania who shoplifted designer goods) and Uli Latukefu (as a University of Miami football player).
He plays himself in mock interviews while campaigning for president in 2032.
The 48-year-old shares stories from his childhood with father Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, also a wrestler, his dad’s pals like Andre the Giant, and their financial struggles.
Johnson told USA of his long-rumored desire to run for President: “I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted. 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.”