Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson may be among the leading stars in Hollywood at the current time, but it seems that his popularity is making him far too busy to step into the shoes of the ever-controversial Donald Trump. The "Skyscraper" star has gone on record this week to dismiss suggestions that he will put himself forward as a candidate for the US presidency in 2020.

Despite an obvious interest in the ultimate high-profile position, ‘The Rock’ told Vanity Fair that “I don’t see it happening in 2020.” His explanation referred to the heavy demands that it would place on his time, requiring “years of hard work and experience to learn the (requisite) skills.” The 46-year-old former wrestler added that “due to my schedule it’s not possible,” although it’s “something that I seriously considered.

” Indeed, his supporters have previously set up “Run the Rock 2020” with that aim in mind.

Vanessa Kirby added to cast list

Johnson’s Film career continues to develop apace, with both Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby lined up for his upcoming ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff "Hobbs and Shaw". Kirby of Princess Margaret fame in the acclaimed historical drama series "The Crown", is set to portray Jason Statham’s sister, as Elba has been linked with the part of a major villain in the action movie project. Johnson and Jason Statham will reprise their roles as the leading characters in the much-anticipated latest edition in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.

‘Skyscraper’ becomes a towering inferno

Further evidence of Johnson’s busy work schedule and never rest attitude can be seen in the strenuous efforts he has been making in recent weeks to publicise his latest film "Skyscraper".

With more than a passing nod to the epic disaster movies "Towering Inferno" and "Die Hard", "Skyscraper" has received mixed reviews, although Johnson’s performance has been generally well-received. He stars alongside Pablo Schreiber, Neve Campbell and Noah Taylor in the action film that has been written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Backing people with disabilities

Playing the part of a former FBI agent with an artificial leg, Will Sawyer, in the summer blockbuster now being screened across the country, Johnson is championing equality for people with disabilities as a result. His commitment to that belief is exemplified by the news that he is joining the Ruderman Family Foundation, an organisation based in Boston that seeks better opportunities for the disabled and for their heightened inclusion in society in general.

Hoping to reduce the stigma commonly linked with disability, the formidable actor has released a short video which he hopes will encourage movie bosses to more-readily incorporate their diverse talents into the entertainment industry in the future. The president of the foundation, Jay Ruderman believes that Johnson’s efforts should indeed achieve that aim given ‘The Rock’s’ undoubted influence at present on the world of entertainment.