Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson said children used to ask him if he was a girl.
The 49-year-old actor and former wrestler said that he had ‘soft features’ and ‘really soft Afro hair’ when he was a child, which often prompted other youngsters at school to ask him if he was ‘a boy or a girl.’
Dwayne’s father, Rocky Johnson, was also a professional wrestler whose job required him to travel extensively with his family, which meant that the actor had to frequently change schools and try to make new friends.
Looking back: Dwayne Johnson recalled how he was asked if he was a boy or a girl in his youth during an appearance on Sunday Today
Recalling one instance when he started at a new school, Dwayne told Sunday Today: ‘I sit down next to a kid, and within 60 seconds, he goes, “Can I ask you something?” I said, “Yeah.” He goes, “Are you a boy or a girl?”‘
He added, ‘I would say between the ages of 7 and 11, people thought that I was a little girl because I had really soft features and I had really soft Afro hair.’
The Jumanji: The Next Level star also spoke about his presidential ambitions and said he would be interested in running for the position if people ‘want to see it happen.’
He said: ‘I have a goal and an ambition and an interest to unite our country. If this is what the people want, then I will do that.
Reasoning: The Jumanji: The Next Level actor attributed the questioning to his ‘soft features’ and his ‘really soft Afro hair’
Changing lanes: Johnson also spoke about his potential run for the US Presidency and expressed that he wanted to ‘unite our country’
‘If the time comes where there is a good amount of people who want to see that happen, then I’m going to consider it,’ he added.
Johnson previously suggested he could challenge Donald Trump for the US Presidency in 2020.
And the action star confessed to being wowed by the support he’d received from fans.
He reflected: ‘I’ve been really been blown away. And it’s so flattering.’
The actor remarked, ‘a lot of people want to see a different leadership today – I’m sorry, not different, but better leadership today, right?
Making improvements: The former professional wrestler also remarked that the American people ultimately wanted ‘better leadership’; he is seen at the 2019 premiere of Jumanji: The Next Level
‘I do have that goal to unite our country, and I also feel that, if this is what the people want, then I will do that,’ he added.
Johnson saw a wave of support come his way after he suggested he’d like to become the US President one day.
Asked what personal qualities made him suitable for the role, the Baywatch star – who is one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors – replied: ‘I think more poised, less noise.
‘And I also think that over the years I’ve become a guy that a lot of people kind of relate to: get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour, go to work and spend time with the troops, take care of my family,’ he said.
Johnson concluded the interview by expressing that he loved ‘taking care of people. And I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today.’
Higher purpose: Johnson also noted that his love for ‘taking care of people’ would make him an ideal candidate for public office: He is pictured in 2019