Drake wants to start acting again.
Drake is one of the hottest and biggest rappers in recent history. With every song he touches turning into album sale gold, Drake has accomplished nearly everything he has ever dreamed in music. While, that's not to say he will slow down any time soon, but it looks as though Drake is ready to start a new career in acting.
In his new interview with W magazine
, the former Degrassi
star revealed that he can't wait to get back into the film industry.
"I cant wait to get back into acting. No one ever asks me to do movies, and, although music is my focal point now, I'd love to do a film. That was the life that I lived before, and it would be interesting to live it again."
Drake hasn't had a major acting role in a TV show or movie since he appeared in the Canadian TV series Degrassi.
But, the actor did have a small role as Ethan, a wooly mamoth in Ice Age: Continental Drift
in 2012. He recently had a cameo in "Think Like a Man Too," and he briefly appeared in "Anchorman 2" in 2013.
reporter recently caught Drake leaving a restaurant in Hollywood and asked Drake what kind of movie star would he like to be. Here is what Drake had to say:
"I'm all across the board," responded Drake after rolling down the rear window. "Have you ever played Monopoly and won? I'm all across the board," he said as the car sped off.
Last year during the infamous Sony Hack, it was rumored that Drake was going to team up with Spike Lee and Kevin Hart to do a School Daze 2
movie in Atlanta, Georgia. However, that movie has been stuck in development hell for the last year.
According to The Daily Beast, Spike Lee
is in talks with Drake and Kevin Hart
to star in the upcoming production.
An email dated April 4, 2014, from Bart Walker, Spike Lees agent at ICM, to Doug Belgrad, President of SPE Motion Picture Group, details the revised script for LeesSchool Daze Too, a planned sequel to Lees 1988 film. Its allegedly being packaged as a starring vehicle for rapper Drake and Kevin Hart.
This is a new draft that Spike has written after meetings with Drake, who will play the lead role of PE*NIS, and Kevin Hart who will play DAT NIGGA JIGGA. The budget is $ 9 million (net, after Georgia tax credits), not including historic costs, star salaries, creative producer fees, the email read. I believe in the film both as an entertainment a college film and as a provocative and exciting piece about the conflict of traditional values (education, college) and hip hop/star/celebrity culture. Why go to college to get a job to make money when you can make more money rapping, stripping, and creating salacious music videos even if they demean women?
There are no reports as to whether or not this will be Drake's next movie role, but it is interesting to see the actor is making moves into the film industry.
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