Lately biopics have been all the rage. Discussion of a film chronicling Obama’s life isn’t any different. With the Obama pic in the air, Will Smith is the actor that comes to mind. In fact, he revealed that he has had several offers, but Obama’s opinion is seemingly the only one that matters to Will. During Carpool Karaoke, and singing the actor’s previous string of hip-hop hits, there was a mention of whether Will would portray Obama in a possible biopic. This is what Will had to say about the matter.
“I talked to Barack about it,” Smith said. “He told me that he felt confident that I had the ears for the role.”
Will wouldn’t be the first to play Obama. There have been a few depictions of our 44th President. One played by Parker Sawyers in Southside with You, alongside Tika Sumpter as Michelle. This movie was based on their first date in Chicago 1989. The Netflix released movie Barry, about Obama’s Columbia University days, was portrayed by Devon Terrell.