Will Smith does not rule out entering politics in the future, but he's in no hurry at the moment.
Over the course of the last decade, it has more than shown that the gates have been wide-opened for actors with no previous experience in politics to join the game, and possibly even win the highest office in the world.
Of note, several well-renowned personalities have been voted mayor or even named governor, but only Ronald Reagan, an icon of film and television, and Donald Trump, a Home Alone star, have actually succeeded.
However, it might all change in the near future, with Dwayne Johnson stating that one day he's going to be taking a crack at the White House as long as people want him to, and it's also the central conceit used for his latest NBC sitcom Young Rock.
In what seems to have entered the list of mandatory queries as interviewers talk to big celebs these days, the former Men in Black star was asked about potential future political ambitions he may carry, born out of hosting the Netflix documentary series Amend: The Fight for America (2021), and he's certainly not going to rule it out.
I think for now I’ll let that office get cleaned up a little bit, and then I’ll consider that at some point down the line. I don’t know. I absolutely have an opinion. I’m optimistic, I’m hopeful, I believe in understanding between people and I believe in the possibility of harmony.
The actor added,
I will certainly do my part, whether it remains artistic or, at some point, venture into the political arena. I have lots of views and ideas and sometimes I hear people say things on television and I just want to run against them. Just straight at ’em and knock ’em over. But I think it’s not where my greatest gifts are.
Dwayne Johnson vs. Will Smith feels more like a blockbuster fight than a presidential battle, but at this point, it would be naive to rule it out entirely.
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Celebrity endorsements have been seen as an inherently crucial aspect of the political process, catching the interest of uncertain voters and wedging two A-list behemoths against each other in a contest for the top job would be as interesting as it would be absurd.