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There have been whispers about whether or not popular actor and former WWE star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will run for president.

He has even hinted at the prospect himself.

But most recently, the “Jumanji” actor got real about his true ambitions.

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Appearing on “Ellen” this week, she asked “seriously, would you run?” and he responded, “I’m seriously considering it, yes.”

The daytime show crowd immediately cheered his answer.

All jokes aside, Johnson seems genuine in his ambitions.

In an interview with Variety, Johnson spoke more closely about what the prospect of him running would look like.

“Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024,” he said.

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“It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run.'”

He continues: “In that, I knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it. That’s where I’m at right now — I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can.”

Dwayne Johnson arrives at the World Premiere Of “San Andreas” held at the TCL Chinese Theater on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP)

This is no confirmation that he will in fact run, but the fact he’s considering it is something.

Fans of his are sure to be excited.

The Rock just made another announcement about running for president in 2020 Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon
Betsi Fores About the author:
Betsi Fores is the managing editor for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @ejfores.
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