Big Will as Obama?

27 06 2008

One week before his summer blockbuster, “Hancock” hits the screen, Will Smith is already thinking about another possible future role: playing Senator Barack Obama.

Speaking with MTV earlier this week, actor Will Smith said he’d enjoy playing the Illinois senator in an upcoming movie about the prolonged Democratic primary race that featured all the twists and turns of a Hollywood thriller. Smith also noted the two share at least one feature in common: rather large ears.

“It’s all right here,” Smith joked as he pointed to his ears. “That’s the key. That’s the key. America loves ears, you know? Mickey Mouse started it; Goofy and Dumbo followed behind. And America just loves ears.”

Earlier this year, Obama said he and Smith had discussed the possibility.

“Will and I have talked about this because he has the ears!” Obama said at an MTV/MySpace Presidential forum in February.

But Smith says he wouldn’t sign onto a movie about Obama until the campaign outcome is clear.

“As soon as he writes the end of the story,” Smith said of when he’d be willing to take up the role.

No word on which Hollywood actresses are interested in portraying Hillary Clinton.

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