Actor and international star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been seriously talked about as a potential candidate for president – and it was talk he didn’t outright dismiss – until now. Johnson tells Tracy Smith he is ruling out a run for president in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 9 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+.

“It’s off the table. Yes. It is off the table. I will say this ‘cause it requires a B-side to this,” Johnson tells Smith.

“I love our country and everyone in it,” Johnson continues. “I also love being a daddy. And that’s the most important thing to me is being a daddy, number one, especially during this time, this critical time in my daughters’ lives. Because I know what it was like to be on the road and be so busy that I was absent for a lot of years in my first daughter’s.  …Growing up in this critical age at this critical time in their life.”

Johnson says being president would take him away from his family.

“Sure, CEO sounds great,” Johnson says. “But the number one thing I want to be is daddy. That’s it.”

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Johnson also talks extensively with Smith about his new superhero film “Black Adam,” his childhood, his life in pro wrestling, what fuels him today and fatherhood.

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