“I suspect Sasha and Malia would be just fine with it.”
It’s pretty inevitable that former president Barack Obama is going to get the biopic treatment in the not-too-distant future.
Well, the man himself has spoken, and has given his approval regarding the crucial casting.
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In an interview with Complex’s , Obama said Drake could step into his presidential shoes if the time ever came.
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“I will say this, Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants. I mean, that is a talented, talented brother. So, if the time comes and he’s ready…”
Also on board? Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha, who, according to the former POTUS, “would be just fine with it.”
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And who’s gonna argue with Malia and Sasha? Certainly not I.
Drake himself is probably thrilled to have Obama’s blessing, since he said as early as 2010 that he’d want to play him.
“I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him,” the rapper told Paper in 2010. “I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice.”
He’s gone as far as imagining what it might look like if Obama’s appearance were a little more…Drake-like.
We also know he’s no stranger to acting, since he got his start as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
TBH, I don’t hate this casting, and it’s the perfect chance for Drake to get back into acting. Mayhaps there’s an Oscar in his future?
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