Will Smith says there ‘might be a future’ for him in politics

26 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Could the Fresh Prince be running for office? Will Smith reveals his intention to become a politician ‘in the near future’ because he is ‘incensed’ with the system.

The 47-year-old actor told The Hollywood Reporter, while promoting his latest film Concussion, “I’m working really hard and my storytelling is elevating, my ability to be eloquent with my body and with my voice and to deliver ideas as an actor is elevating. I think that’s what my grandmother always hoped, that I would make myself useful to people in this lifetime.” “This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep, you know?

He told Feinberg: ‘If you look back historically, of how black people have had it on the planet, America is elevating quite well, based on the history of our people.’ ‘My mother worked on the school board, so she was very serious about education, and my grandmother was in the church. So I’m feeling that at some point, in the near future, I will have to lend my voice to the conversation in a somewhat different way.” Smith previously endorsed President Barack Obama when he ran for office. Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, hosted a fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, so maybe he’s already got networking in the bag. “If I see a mountain, I have to climb it,” Smith said. “I’m not a camper. Not to go too far into that, talking about slavery concepts and how the black community is carrying those…’ In 2008, he donated $4,500 to Barack Obama’s political campaign.

Although the actor has never been particularly politically active or appeared in many films that have touched on electoral themes, he has long been a favorite to play Barack Obama should his story make it to the silver screen. Smith has joked in the past that Obama “stole” his idea of becoming the first black president. “Barack can go first and then I’ll take my turn,” he quipped in an interview with The Daily Mail in 2007.

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