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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson considers political career, White House run

The wrestler-turned-actor, 44, said the excitement surrounding last week's United States presidential election had renewed public interest in him running for office.

"I love my country, I'm extremely patriotic and I also feel, especially now, leadership is so important, great leadership is so important, respected leadership is so important," Johnson, star of The Fast and the Furious franchise, said.

Asked specifically about a potential White House run, Johnson replied:

Niue Island Calls for Namesake Movie Star to Visit

The message: Come and play the ukulele with us.

Niue Tourism Chief Executive Felicity Bollen says the occasion will be Niue’s forthcoming, inaugural, four-day Ukulele Festival - “NiueKelele” - in October. “We may not be able to match the global film audience Dwayne got from his ukulele cameo in ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’, but we can offer him the unique chance to play in front of an entire nation - I can guarantee it.

“And playing ‘What a wonderful world’, as he did in the movie, would be the perfect choice – that’s us.”