Will Smith has stated that he would be willing to run for office if it meant that it would prevent Donald Trump from becoming the US President.
Billionaire-turned-Republican Presidential hopeful Trump recently angered many by claiming that all Muslims should be barred from entering the US “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. His comments were made following a series of terrorist attacks in both the US and Europe.
Responding to the controversy on CBS Sunday Morning, actor/rapper Smith said: “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.”
Asked what position he would run for, Smith clarified: “I mean, I gotta be the president. Come on! What else would I run for?”
Smith continued to explain that his career has taught him not to put any limits on potential: “I realised that there was no way that I was put here just to be a movie star… 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!”
Will Smith recently said he’s unsure if he’s going to record a new album, despite previously confirming the existence of more than 30 new tracks and saying he’s planning a tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Smith’s daughter Willow recently released her debut album, while son Jaden is reportedly working on a philosophy book.