Grammy-award winning actor Will Smith has revealed his desires to run for a political position in the near future.
He made this revelation during an interview session on Crooked Media’s Pod Save America podcast where he once again floated the idea of running for political office one day.
“I think for now I’ll let that office get cleaned up a little bit and then I’ll consider that at some point down the line,” he said.
“I absolutely have an opinion, I’m optimistic, I’m hopeful, I believe in understanding between people and I believe in the possibility of harmony. I will certainly do my part, whether it remains artistic or, at some point, ventures into the political arena.”
Back in 2015, Smith in an interview on CBS’ Sunday Morning said that he was compelled to run for President of the United States after Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric during his presidential campaign.
“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,” he said.
The 52-year-old passed a similar comment following his appearance on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast.
“And, you know, as I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me,” he said. “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.”