Last week Donald Trump caused international outrage over a highly controversial speech regarding Muslim immigration, a speech which garnered cries of disbelief from Hollywood's elite and comparisons to numerous villains from Hitler to Voldemort. And now, in further response to Trump's statements, Will Smith has announced he may be forced to run for President.
Appearing on CBS this weekend to promote his new movie Concussion (trailer above), which will hit theater's on Christmas Day, conversations quickly moved on to what the Suicide Squad star would be doing if he weren't acting. He had a few options in mind, including taking Donald Trump and his 'crazy' statements down a peg or two.
"If people keep saying all the crazy kinds of stuff they've been saying on the news lately about walls and Muslims, they're going to force me into the political arena."
Of course, Smith, who over his long career has won four Grammy Awards, been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and recently received a Golden Globe nomination for Concussion, does not plan on taking up just any old political role. No, this Fresh Prince is going for the gold.
"I mean, I gotta be the President. Come on! What else would I run for?"
It seems rather far fetched, but then this is a father who tells his children to 'be as unrealistic as possible, and then figure out how to make it real.' Advice which certainly seems to have worked if Jaden Smith's musings are anything to go by.
"The best things that have ever happened, ever, were unrealistic before they happened. So for me, I think being the biggest movie star in the world as a goal actually was too small!"
As mentioned before, Will Smith isn't the only celebrity this year to find their chosen professional arena to be 'too small' for their gifts. If he does decide to run for President, he'll be joining two of his showbiz colleagues:
Kanye probably raised every eyebrow on the planet when he announced his Presidency plan at the MTV awards back in August.
"It's not about me. It's about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."
In fact, we assumed Yeezus was trolling us all until he confirmed his intention to Vanity Fair:
"I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do."
It didn't take long for Lilo to jump on Kanye's bandwagon, and although I can think of plenty Mean Girls based policies she could potentially introduce, Lohan didn't really think this move through. One must be 35 years old to run for president, and in 2020 Lohan will be one year shy.
Who do you think will take a stand next? Angelina Jolie, perhaps? Dwayne Johnson? Miley Cyrus? Vin Diesel?