Will 'The Rock' run for president? He reckons US political parties are keen to have him

Will 'The Rock' run for president? He reckons US political parties are keen to have him

"I was really uh, blown away."

The reality of Dwayne Johnson running for U.S. President appears to be one step closer after he let slip America's political parties have all been in touch.

A poll conducted in 2021 by the New York Daily News found that 46 per cent of the population would vote for the former wrestler if he were to run.

Talking to Trevor Noah on his 'What Now?' podcast, Dwayne divulged the survey didn't go unnoticed by the people at the top - they are now vying for him to join their parties. 

"That was an interesting poll that happened, and I was really moved by that. And I was really uh, blown away. I was really honoured," the 51-year-old shared.

"At the end of the year... in 2022 I got a visit from the parties, asking me if I was going to run and if I could run. It was a big deal. And it came out of the blue. And it was one after the other. They brought up that poll. They also brought up their own deep dive research that would prove, should I ever decide to go down that road."

"That you'd be a real contender?" Trevor interjected.

"Yeah... It was all very surreal. Because that's never been my goal. My goal has never been to be in politics. Matter of fact, there are a lot of things about politics that I hate."

The 'Black Adam' star previously told USA Today he'd seriously consider a presidential run if that's "what the people wanted".

For now, he's being kept busy as one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors. He has a whopping 10 new projects in the pipeline, including another 'Fast and Furious' instalment and the live-action remake of 'Moana' where he's reprising the role of Maui.