Will Smith Gets Obama Greenlight

US actor and member of the Feature Film jury Will Smith poses on May 23, 2017 during a photocall for the '70th Anniversary' of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Academy Award-nominated actor revealed that he’s been asked to play the former president and even has Obama’s approval.

James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke has been so successful that now the Late Late Show segment has a standalone series on Apple Music.

For its debut on the music platform, Corden enlisted Will Smith to sit in the passenger’s seat while they belted songs like “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” and talked about Smith possibly portraying former president Barack Obama.

The actor revealed that he’d been approached to portray America’s first Black president and even has Obama’s approval.

“I talked to Barack about it,” Smith said. “He told me that he felt confident that I had the ears for the role.”

Ok, Hollywood, let’s make it happen.

Smith recently signed on to play Genie in the live-action version of Aladdin, and he’s also set to star in the fourth and fifth films of the Bad Boys’ franchise.

Essence.com

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