Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he might run for president

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, the actor who grew up in Aotearoa, has spoken exclusively to GQ Magazine about the strong possibility that he might run for president.

"A year ago, it started coming up more and more," The Rock said when first asked about it in the interview.

"There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think 'Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.'

"Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody ... I wouldn't shut [anyone who disagreed] out. I would actually include them."

"The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down, and we'd talk about it. It's hard to categorise right now how I think he's doing, other than to tell you how I would operate," he said.

Th Rock then further revealed that while he has "a tremendous amount of respect for the [political] process", he turned down all offers to help campaign for Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. This was because he believed that he is "in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight."