Will Smith has come a long way since he debuted in the entertainment industry back in the mid-1980s as an up and coming rapper to where he is now as a Grammy winning rapper and Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actor. He is also a director and producer, among other roles; however, it seems Smith wants to enter another area where he believes he is also needed and can make a valuable contribution: politics.

In his first ever "Awards Chatter" podcast interview, Smith said that he wanted to be more useful to the world and he thinks entering the political landscape is an option the he can readily take.

"America's the only place on Earth that I could exist... As I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me...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 said.

Smith's asset is his voice and he's been using it not only for his career as a singer and actor, but also to deliver messages through his films, especially the biopics he had starred in. "My ability to be eloquent with my body and with my voice and to deliver ideas as an actor is elevating," he said.

He didn't mention if his "near future" meant the next election nor did he give any clue as to what political seat he may run for but Smith seems determined to follow through with the idea. "This is the first year that I've been incensed to a level that I can't sleep, you know?," he expressed.

If his biopic productions are anything to go by, we can assume that Smith as a politician would tirelessly work for the truth to be revealed. After all, that is the message he wants to convey in his latest biopic out on Dec. 25, "Concussion."

"I would love for people to take away the importance of standing up, the importance of using your faith or whatever strength you have to call on to tell and demand the truth," he said of the film.

If he can successfully effect change when he does enter the political arena, maybe it won't be long before the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" becomes the Fresh Prince of the West Wing.

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