Dwayne Johnson has reflected on his record-breaking year as his latest two films compete in rating wars on two of the biggest streaming platforms.
The Rock is currently revelling in the success of Red Notice, which has become the most watched film on Netflix since its release last month, while Disney Plus’ Jungle Cruise also topped Nielsen’s Top 10 SVOD list.
And in a new interview with CNN, Dwayne, 49, talked whether he’ll run for president in 2024, his tequila brand booming and becoming the most followed American man on Instagram.
The man to beat: Dwayne Johnson has reflected on his record-breaking year as his latest two films compete in rating wars on two of the biggest streaming platforms
Having moved to the glittering lights of Hollywood after an impressive wrestling career, Dwayne was quizzed on whether politics was next on the agenda.
Describing a Vanity Fair poll, which found almost half of Americans would vote in his favour, as ‘humbling’ The Rock doesn’t believe he will make a ‘good politician’.
He said he still ‘doesn’t know a damn thing about being a politician’ and ‘doesn’t think I have a politician gene in my DNA’.
Wow: The Rock is currently revelling in the success of Red Notice, which has become the most watched film on Netflix since its release last month (pictured Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds)
Impressive: While his Disney Plus flick Jungle Cruise also topped Nielsen’s Top 10 SVOD list (pictured with Emily Blunt)
The Rock elaborated: ‘I feel the best position I can be in right now is to be a trusted, nonjudgmental place for people; regardless of what side of the street you live on, what colour you are, what you do for a living, how you choose to live your life, what your bank account says, whether you drive a car or take the bus. I don’t care.
‘None of that matters to me. Just work hard, take care of your family, be good to people, be kind to people, be straight up, honour your word and always [have] some fun along the way. And don’t be an a**hole. Like I said, I don’t think I’d make a good politician.’
But Dwayne does have a focus for 2022- to grow his tequila brand Teremana into an international business.
Run for president? Having moved to Hollywood after an impressive wrestling career, Dwayne was quizzed on whether politics was next on the agenda (pictured the White House)
The Rock described how impressed he was that George Clooney sold his brand Casamigos for $1billion dollars.
Not content with selling 600,000 nine-litre cases – an record for first year sales, The Rock says next year he hopes to make Termana ‘a true international tequila brand’.
Elsewhere in the interview, Dwayne described Red Notice as a ‘holy s**t achievement’ after Netflix announced over half its 214 million subscribers across the world had tuned in last month.
The film features Johnson as an FBI agent who teams up with an art thief, played by Reynolds, to catch a high-profile criminal played by Gadot.
Bring it on: But Dwayne does have a focus for 2022- to grow his tequila brand Teremana into an international business
After its release it had racked up a total of 328.8 viewing hours in 18 days – making it the most watched film on the platform- despite terrible reviews from critics.
Speaking about it’s success, Dwayne said he believed it ‘was critically important for myself and our Seven Bucks Company to deliver and move the streaming needle’ and so it was ‘a holy s*** achievement’ to break Netflix records.
The film has surpassed the most-watched title that was originally held by the 2018 post-apocalyptic drama Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock.
Meanwhile in Jungle Cruise, the actor plays skipper Frank Wolff and stars alongside Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall.
And the former wrestler spoke of how he his two films are in a ratings war on the two different streaming platforms as he acknowledged how the industry has moved on from the world of cinema.
‘I say this with great clarity, we are in a tremendous time in our Hollywood industry as we are in the eye of a massive opportunity to listen and learn what our audience and our consumers want and just as important, how they want it,’ he said.
Dwayne previously acknowledged the success of his latest projects on Instagram.
He wrote earlier this month: ‘THANK YOU guys worldwide for this insane support.
‘On streaming platforms @disneyplus & @netflix – both JUNGLE CRUISE & RED NOTICE had been watched approximately 2 BILLION MINUTES in ONE WEEK.
Breaking records: The film has surpassed the most-watched title that was originally held by the 2018 post-apocalyptic drama Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock (pictured)
‘An amazing opportunity in our industry for our @sevenbucksprod to continue to serve our global audience first and closely pulse how the people want to enjoy our films, TV productions and other businesses across ALL platforms.
‘A great time in our business to learn and listen to the consumer more than ever.’
Dwayne also spoke about his huge 285million Instagram following.
The Hollywood star said he has tried to keep upbeat on social media as feels he has a duty as the most followed man in America to not post ‘easily triggering, clickbait stuff’.
Humbling: Elsewhere in the interview, Dwayne spoke about his huge 285million Instagram following (pictured with his daughter Jasmine, six)