Dwayne Johnson on What Appeals to Him About Running for President
The actor made the comment at Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con over the weekend.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is keeping his name among a growing list of Hollywood figures eyeing a possible presidential run.
“I think 'The People’s President' has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that,” the action star, who also currently is the highest-paid male actor, said over the weekend, according to People.
Johnson first began making headlines about his possible 2020 bid for the White House when he said it was a "real possibility" earlier this year. In 2016, The Washington Post published an op-ed asserting Johnson could be a force to be reckoned with if he decided to enter the political arena.
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star made the comment Saturday during a panel at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con when an audience member asked if he still intended to run.
During his visit to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Johnson also revealed new behind-the-scenes footage of the Jumanji reboot and took a massive fan selfie with the audience.
The star of HBO's Ballers will next be seen on the big screen in Welcome to the Jungle, which is set to open Dec. 20. The movie, directed by Jake Kasdan, stars Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan as avatars for teenage characters who entered the video game world of Jumanji.