Will Smith maybe shifting gears into politics soon. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter Smith discusses his new movie Concussion and making a transition into politics. The 47-year-old actor shares that he wants to take his abilities to the next level.
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. I’m working really hard and my storytelling is elevating, my ability to be eloquent with my body and with my voice and to deliver ideas as an actor is elevating.
And, you know, as I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me. They might need me out there. This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep, you know? 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.
Smith also discussed the concept of his new film, Concussion. The film is based on real-life Nigerian forensic neuropathologist, Benett Omalu who discovers that concussions can have negative long term effects on football players. The movie is set to be released nationwide on December 25. Maybe we will see Will running in the year 2020 elections?