Los Angeles: Will Smith, one of Hollywood's most successful actors, says he might be ready to take his career in a new direction, and enter politics.
Will Smith. Pic/AFP
"I'm working really hard and my storytelling is elevating, my ability to be eloquent with my body and with my voice and to deliver ideas as an actor is elevating. And, you know, as I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me. They might need me out there," Smith told hollywoodreporter.com on its "Awards Chatter" podcast series.
The actor said he's "incensed" with the current state of politics, and is therefore weighing up the idea of making a dramatic career switch.
"This is the first year that I've been incensed to a level that I can't sleep, you know? So I'm feeling that at some point, in the near future, I will have to lend my voice to the conversation in a somewhat different way," the "I Am Legend" actor said.
Meanwhile, the "Hitch" actor also said that his career success can be largely credited to his work ethic.
"I don't consider myself particularly talented - I consider myself slightly above average in talent - but nobody's going to outwork me. I'll take a slight talent and then add the skill to it and can make it look magnificent, you know," he said.