Will Smith may be expanding his career options as he’s looking at entering the U.S. political scene soon.
The “Men in Black” actor may be changing careers in the near future given his recent revelation during The Hollywood Reporter’s (THR) “Award Chatter” Podcast. In his first ever podcast interview, Smith told THR that he’s looking at entering the political arena in the future.
“As I look at the political landscape,” he said. “I think that there might be a future out there for me. They might need me out there.”
Smith further explained to THR that this year was the first time that he’s been “incensed to a level that [he] can’t sleep” given what’s been happening in the political scene. “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,” he added.
He also shared during the THR “Award Chatter” podcast that he’s the type of person who would continuously find ways to improve himself and also use his talents to help other people. The Hollywood actor even described himself as a more of a “climber” rather than a “camper.”
Smith explained, "I’m a climber, so if I see a mountain, I have to climb it. I’m not a camper; I don’t like hanging in one place too long. So I think, at this point, I’m elevating my ability to be useful in the world. I think that that’s what my grandmother always hoped, that I would make myself useful to people in this lifetime…”
Apart from talking about his political aspirations, Smith’s podcast with THR also shared interesting insights about his career and his latest movie project “Concussion.” The movie is a biopic in which Smith plays Nigerian-born forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who challenged the National Football League for covering up evidence of the long term effect of concussions among players.
Aside from the movie project, Smith is also looking to do a reunion tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff. He told E!News during the premiere of “Concussion,” held earlier this month, that their planned tour will feature music and fashion that will span across the 1980’s until the 2000’s. "We're going to let it rip. We're going to take it across three decades. You're going to see a whole lot of everything," he said.
Smith, who started his career as a rapper during the late 1980’s, was not able to do a tour after the release of his and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s first record. “We never actually had a chance to go out and do a full tour…” he explained to E!News. “By 1990 I was already on The Fresh Prince. So... I really want to get out there and do it for real."
The details of Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s reunion tour has yet to be announced. Meanwhile, Smith’s latest movie “Concussion” is set to hit movie theaters on Dec. 25.