Will Smith Reveals Political Aspirations for the "Near Future"

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"This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep."

Will Smith thinks he might have a future in politics.

"At this point, I'm elevating my ability to be useful in the world," said Smith, speaking with Scott Feinberg for The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast. "I think that that’s what my grandmother always hoped, that I would make myself useful to people in this lifetime. So, 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."

Then, he continued, "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."

The Concussion actor revealed he's inspired to act out of anger, and a desire to change the political landscape he's encountered in 2015.

"This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep, you know?" said Smith. "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."

Listen to Smith reveal his political aspirations in the first podcast interview he's ever participated in, at the 49 minute mark below: