Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Supreme Court takes up Apple case | Senate votes to block ZTE deal | Officials testify on Clinton probe report | Russia's threat to undersea cables | Trump tells Pentagon to create 'space force' | FCC begins T-Mobile, Sprint deal review Feehery: Betting on Trump Senate votes to block Trump's ZTE deal MORE (R-Fla.) is laughing off the idea that a Hollywood star will become the next Speaker of the House.

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump digs in amid uproar on zero tolerance policy Mark Sanford’s troubles did not begin with Trump NY Post blasts Trump, GOP over separating families at border MORE (R-Wis.) announced on Wednesday that he’s retiring from Congress after this year, fueling talk of who might run for the speakership.

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Asked by TMZ on Thursday about the requirements for a potential Speaker, Rubio pointed out, “You don’t have to be a member of the House to be the Speaker.”

Any U.S. citizen can be elected Speaker, a position second in line in the presidential succession.

Asked if electing a celebrity, such as Kanye West or Oprah Winfrey, would “help unify the party,” Rubio replied with a grin, “That’s like, you don’t have to be a cardinal to be the Pope — but they always elect a cardinal.”