With one year to go before the next U.S. presidential election, the political grapevine is swamped with speculations once more as to who will be running for which position. But a recent rumor is a bit surprising as it states that one of Hollywood’s A-list actors might be gunning for the presidency and that he is even backed by a former POTUS.

The latest buzz is that George Clooney might just be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the 2020 elections. The story was run by Australian publication Woman’s Day, according to fact-checking site Gossip Cop.

Woman’s Day even added that it was former president Barrack Obama who tried to convince Clooney to run for president in the upcoming election, pitting him against the Republican Party’s Donald Trump. The publication added that Clooney originally mulled entering the 2024 presidential race but Obama wanted him to fast-track his political ambition.

Obama and his family were guests in George and Amal Clooney’s luxurious Lake Como Villa in Italy. Woman’s Day added that Clooney has been “toying with the idea of going into politics” in the past but his conversation with the former president at his lakeside home convinced him that perhaps now is the right time to do so.

“George has been privately despairing about the state of America and the world for a long time, but becoming a husband and now a father [to Ella and Alexander, two] finally prompted him to do something about it,” the publication quoted a supposed tipster.

However, Gossip Cop concluded that the story is fabricated. While it is indeed true that Obama and his family visited Clooney and Amal at their Lake Como villa, the part saying that the actor is planning to run for president is simply untrue.

Clooney has stated in the past that he has no interest in becoming a politician. “I’ve been asked that for almost 20 years now and the answer is just no,” the actor said. “Who would ever want to live like that?”

Clooney would rather work behind the scene rather than being in the Oval Office. When asked for his thoughts on celebrities running for the presidency in 2017, he said that he’d prefer to see “someone who knows how to make policy” rather than “someone famous in office.”

George Clooney Actor/director George Clooney, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. Getty Images