Will Smith says he is seriously considering adding “politician” to his many hats.
The 47-year-old rapper, singer, producer and actor told CBS correspondent Tracy Smith, in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday Morning the he might toss his hat into the political arena, especially considering the current discourse in the presidential race.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 11, 2015
Smith, who stars in the new film Concussion, says he has bigger dreams than just being an actor.
“If people keep saying all the crazy kinds of stuff they’ve been saying on the news lately about walls and Muslims, they’re going to force me into the political arena,” he said.
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) December 11, 2015
And Smith says he wouldn’t just settle on being a mayor, or even a senator. Instead, he said he would aim for the top spot. “I mean, I gotta be the President. Come on!” Smith says, adding, “What else would I run for?”
Smith has had a stellar career that include winning four Grammy Awards for his work as a rapper and being twice-nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness. He was also just nominated for a Golden Globe for his work in Concussion, which chronicles the real life of the doctor who identified brain damage in former NFL football players.
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Despite his success, Smith says he still has much to achieve.
“I tell my kids, ‘Be as unrealistic as possible, and then figure out how to make it real,” he said. “The best things that have ever happened, ever, were unrealistic before they happened. So for me, I think being the biggest movie star in the world as a goal actually was too small!”
With many of his goals achieved, Will says he began to ponder, “What else am I going to do?”
“I realized that the dream was too small,” Smith said. “I realized that there was no way that I was put here just to be a movie star.”
Tracy Smith’s interview with Will Smith will air on Sunday Morning on December 13.