DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON has said he is keen to ''learn as much as possible'' about politics.

The 45-year-old actor and former wrestler was previously reported to have had ''under-the-radar'' meetings with experts from across the political spectrum, sparking speculation that he may be interested in running for president of the United States.

And whilst the star says the idea of running in the next election is ''flattering'', he is on a mission to gain more ''information'' about politics before he makes any kind of formal commitment.

He said: ''This is where you get me in trouble. [The meetings are] just really to understand more and to learn more ... The idea of running for president has been very flattering that a good amount of people have been wanting me to run and, honestly, it's so flattering, but I feel like the most respectful thing I could do is just learn as much as I could possibly do.''

The 'Fast and Furious' actor admits he doesn't yet have the ''skill set'' to consider running for president, but is keen to keep learning.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', he said: ''Like, to become president, that is a skill set that I feel like you have to know. You have to put in the time - like years and years of service, so anyway, that's where I'm at. I just want to learn as much as I possibly can.''

It comes after the 'Rampage' star admitted he was in touch with a political figure who would help him set up a campaign to run for president if he texts them a special message.

He said: ''So there's a well-known political figure who said, 'All right, listen. If and when you want to run for president, when you text me this word, I'll come running.' Don't text any other word - not hi, not how you doing, not what's up. Just this word. ... Freedom patriot. Two words.''