Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson thinks 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is “a baller.”
The star of HBO’s “Ballers” tweeted Saturday night and acknowledged that his bond with Warren is “such a wild and pleasant one.”
“No surprise however, as my character & show transcends politics. Drive, ambition, getting knocked down, getting back up and moving on,” Johnson said, adding: “She’s a baller 😉”
Warren is not shy about her love of the show and its main character, retired NFL player-turned financial adviser-turned team owner Spencer Strasmore, played by Johnson. The senator from Massachusetts gushed about the program in an interview with Entertainment Weekly published Friday.
“Why would people be surprised that I like Ballers? It’s got The Rock! What’s not to love?” Warren told EW.
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In an early scene from season five, which is to be the series’ last, Johnson’s character is seen on the beach reading Warren’s book, “This Fight Is Our Fight.”
“I loved it! I laughed out loud,” Warren said. “I thought it was fabulous and I hope he got to finish the book.” She added that the scene was “very meta.”
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She also called Johnson’s wardrobe choices “eye candy” and said she would welcome his character, Strasmore, to the presidential race.
“I would welcome him to the race. I know he would fight for the principles that he believes in — he’s my kind of guy!” Warren said.
The final episode of “Ballers” airs Sunday night at 11 p.m. ET on HBO.
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