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​The Rock Has Explained Why He Can't Be President In 2020

Chris Ogden

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​The Rock Has Explained Why He Can't Be President In 2020

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson appeared on The Graham Norton Show last night and explained why he will not be running for US President in 2020. Watch what he said here:

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"Here's the problem, it's been very flattering," The Rock admitted."There's been this really interesting uptick in public opinion, [people] wanting that to happen.

"The problem is that [Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle co-star Kevin Hart] will completely sabotage the campaign in 2020, 2024. He'll literally sabotage it from the inside.

"100%," fellow guest Kevin Hart shockingly agreed. "I will take you down. I don't want it to happen because it will make you that much better than me, and I just don't want it. I would sabotage it in a heartbeat."

The Rock's next big film release is the hotly anticipated, stand-alone sequel to 1995's Jumanji. The movie, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, will star the former-pro wrestler, alongside Kevin Hart and Jack Black.

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After the tragic death of Robin Williams, who starred in the original film, The Rock, who is also a producer on the new film, was keen to stay true to his spirit.

"That was the number one thing that I just wanted to have open dialogue with Jake (Kasdan, the director) and Matt Tolmach, our producer, and the studio," Johnson told Cinemablend.

"What is the way that we can pay homage to the original movie, not only to the original movie, but to Robin Williams in a way that felt good and that made people feel good, but yet, as you said, not get bogged down in it?

"So, I think we came up with some really nice ways to pay homage and, yeah, I think the family is going to be very, very happy with it. And without giving too much away, there... Now, I'm biting my tongue right now..."


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Even if he might not be set for the White House, the people's champion has a lot of other stuff going on in his life. 2017's Walk of Fame ceremony on 13 December will see added to the, quite literally, star-studded street - cementing his name as one of tinsel town's biggest players.

"Not only does Dwayne have a great personality and talent, but he also does a great amount of philanthropic work which is part of the criteria for earning an immortal spot on the Walk of Fame," producer of Walk of Fame ceremonies, Ana Martinez, told Variety. "We envision scores of photos being taken at his star by his fans."

After the announcement was made by Variety on Tuesday evening, The Rock shared the article on Twitter, alongside the caption: "A true true honor. What a full circle journey. So grateful and so many people to thank. See everyone there! Tequila on me." (sic)

Topics: The Rock, Graham Norton, President, Donald Trump, US

Chris Ogden
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