AceShowbiz - Dwayne Johnson harbored no real political ambitions until fans started backing a potential bid for the White House, forcing him to "stand up, listen, and learn."
The former wrestler began seriously considering a future in politics in 2017 after more and more fans suggested he would make a good presidential candidate in the wake of Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, and his chances at one day winning the top job were given a big boost in April (21) when a new poll indicated he had the support of 46 per cent of adult Americans if he were to make an official run in 2024.
Johnson, aka The Rock, is flattered by the support, but he's still not sure if he has the "patience" for the high-pressure role.
"I love our country to my core and I'm endlessly grateful for the opportunities I've had here, as a half-black, half-Samoan kid being able to work my a** off knowing tenacity opens doors," he told People magazine.
"In a lot of ways, I'm indebted to our great country for it. And let me be clear, I'm not a politician nor did I ever have political passions, and quite frankly I'm not sure I even have the patience or resignation to deal with the B.S. (bulls**t) that comes with politics and politicians.
"But when 46 per cent of Americans say they're in favour of me becoming president, that forces me to humbly and respectfully stand up, listen and learn."