John on December 8, 2007 at 9:34 pm
It hasn’t been announced yet, obviously. Obama’s got that whole primary thing coming up and Will has a new film opening Friday:
Hollywood superstar Will Smith has revealed he has his eye on the greatest role of his life â€“ to become President of the United States.
And the 39-year-old Men In Black star, regarded as one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, said his priorities in office would be to reform American healthcare and tackle homelessness.
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Live magazine to promote his latest film I Am Legend â€“ where he plays a survivor of a man-made plague â€“ he said: ‘I’m going to be President of the United States.
“I always wanted to be the first black president but Barack Obama (a black presidential hopeful) stole my idea. That’s OK with me. Barack can go first and then I’ll take my turn.”
And you thought I was joking!
In all seriousness, Obama could do a lot worse than Will Smith. Will has name recognition, charm and a good reputation among both blacks and whites. I don’t know anything about his politics but I’d be tempted to vote for him based solely on Independence Day.
BTW, Scott and I are both dying to see I Am Legend: