For many years, top Hollywood celebrities have been leaving their lucrative careers to venture into politics. While many celebrities have been successful in their political aspirations, the invasion of Capitol Hill by Hollywood stars hit a new high when Donald J. Trump, the famous host and personality of the reality show, “The Apprentice”, was sworn in as the 45th President of the U.S.While many may find it difficult to picture celebrities seated in White House, what one star can achieve, any star is capable of doing. It is worth remembering that former California governor; “The Terminator”, surprised many when he was elected. With this in mind, here are some of the celebrities who have expressed their interest in running for the top office in the U.S.
The star of the film “Divergent”, campaigned tirelessly for Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential bid in 2016. Shailene confessed in an interview with the New York Times that she would not rule out running for Congress in a few years time.
In August, there were rumors going around that the Sex and the City star, a New York native, was considering running for governor in New York. In a recent interview on Today, Nixon hinted that she might run as governor to ensure education reforms.
The reality star told CNN in April that she was looking to run for office. The reality star is a strong transgender activist and recently spoke out against the transgender military ban sanctioned by President Trump. She confirmed her intentions in July when she said that she would be more effective in campaigning for the rights of the transgender community while in the political scene.
The famous rapper announced that he would be running for president in 2020 but recently amended his political aspirations in a tweet addressing his fans. He expressed his willingness to run for the top job in 2024, a move that many speculate was made so as not to interfere with President Trump’s second term in office.
Kate Perry surprised many in 2015 when she uploaded a picture where she was standing beside former heads of state, George Bush and Bill Clinton, with a caption, “42, 43, 46?!”. Many have interpreted this statement to mean that the two numbers represented when Bush and Clinton were in power, with Perry becoming the 46th U.S. president.