Will Smith claims he will enter politics in the 'near future' because 'they might need him' one day

'At this point, I'm elevating my ability to be useful in the world'

Olivia Blair
Thursday 26 November 2015 10:50
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Will Smith claims he will enter politics in the “near future” because he is “incensed” about the current state of American politics.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, the Seven Pounds actor said he doesn’t like being in one place for too long and believes he is now at the stage in his life where he can be “useful in the world”.

“At this point, I’m elevating my ability to be useful in the world. I think that’s what my grandmother always hoped, that I would make myself useful to people in this lifetime."

The 47-year-old said his anger at the current political situation in the US has made him want to enter the conversation.

“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 previously endorsed President Barack Obama when he ran for office. In 2011, The Hollywood Reporter claimed Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith co-hosted a fundraising dinner for Mr Obama’s campaign in Los Angeles.

He is the latest Hollywood figure to announce their intentions of entering politics, following in the footsteps of Kanye West and Lindsay Lohan.

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