And so, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson—the black-Samoan former pro wrestler of the Fast and the Furious franchise, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Moana movie fame, as well as “ Tyrese beefs ” and Ballers (the last two should preclude him from showing his face outside, much less running for the land’s highest office)—said in an interview published in Variety on Thursday that he would “100 percent consider” running for president, but it would most likely be in 2024 (not 2020 as first reported), because he has to make that Hollywood skrilla first.
Dwayne’s father, who is black (African-Canadian), was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, of Black Nova Scotian heritage. Black Nova Scotians are descended from African-Americans who left the . after the American Revolution, having sided with the British. Dwayne’s paternal grandparents were both black, and Dwayne has stated that he also found out that he has some “strong Irish blood” on his father’s side. Dwayne has also been said to have First Nations (Native Canadian) ancestry, although it is not clear if that is accurate.
“I’m hopeful in the spirit of what we are witnessing and experiencing now – this watershed moment that is deeply impacting the business that I make my living in – but also the ripple effect and the spider web effect that is deeply impacting cultures of business around the world, even if they’re not making headlines right now,” he continues. “So I’m hopeful, but my hope follows the deep pain and empathy that I have for these very brave women that have come out already and continue to come out.”