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Dwayne Johnson gets political in 'Young Rock'

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson discusses his new NBC TV show, "Young Rock," which features the actor in a fictional 2032 run for president. (Feb. 13)

Video Transcript

- Dwayne Johnson for the 2032 US presidential race.

- Are the people ready?

- They are not ready, but they need to see it.

DWAYNE JOHNSON: I think the people will prepare me-- [LAUGHING] for what they want [INAUDIBLE] I can say that.

- My big dream is you.

DWAYNE JOHNSON: We were trying to figure out what's a creative way that I can be intertwined in every episode to be part of it, and this was Nahnatchka's idea. And at first I was a little reticent about it, because it's political and you just knew that by the time the show was coming out, politics was going to take another hard turn and be so polarizing-- as it is.

One of the things about this is there's so much talent. There's still so many stories to tell, and it all depends on how far we go with it. But I am friends with Senator Warren, and friends with President Biden as well, and Vice President Kamala Harris. And so I wouldn't rule it out. I'm also friends with a lot of Republicans, so who knows what kind of melting pot of politics we'll have down the road, if by chance we're even lucky enough to come back.