Drake might be getting his Christmas wish early this year. It includes the 44th President of the United States and a potential biopic.
Barrack Obama was asked in an interview with Complex’s “360 With Speedy Morman” if he would give Drake the “thumbs up” on the part.
“I will say this, Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants,” Obama said. “I mean, that is a talented brother. So if the time comes, and he’s ready…”
Drake first expressed his interest in playing the former President in 2010. He even said it was a professional goal of his to get the role of Obama.
Drake originally said, “That’s the goal. I watch all the addresses. Any time I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions.”
Though Obama might not be forthcoming with his stamp of approval he says that his daughters will certainly be happy. “Drake has – more importantly – my household’s stamp of approval. I suspect [daughters] Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it,” he continues.
Maybe it’s ‘God’s Plan’ for Drake
The Canadian isn’t shy when it comes to the big screen. He actually has an acting background. Champagne Papi started his entertainment career with a role in “Degrassi”.
Drake’s speaking his dreams into existence and perhaps sharing them on social media helped them come true. This is a doctored image of Obama with some of his signature features and was originally shared in 2017.
Drake writes, “As a Canadian that calls America home for part of the year I will always carry your words and the memory of your time in office with me as inspiration.”
Moreover, there’s been no official announcement of a biopic regarding the former president’s life.