Barack Obama

Former US president Barack Obama. Image: Getty Images

Barack Obama: Drake has my blessing for biopic film

The former US president would be happy if the Canadian rapper portrayed him in a film.

Barack Obama

Former US president Barack Obama. Image: Getty Images

Obama revealed that Drake playing him would most likely also get the stamp of approval from his daughters Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19.

“Drake has, more importantly I think, my household’s stamp of approval. I suspect Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it.”

Drake would not be the first person to portray Obama on screen. He was represented by Kingsley Ben-Adir on The Comey Rule via Showtime. Parker Sawyers also portrayed the former world leader in Richard Tanne’s Southside with You.


Drake has gone from being a child actor to an international music sensation. Image: Getty Images

Obama, speaking in an interview on Complex’s 360 With Speedy Morman, said he wouldn’t mind if Drake got the part in any future feature film.

“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…”


Drake, during an interview with Paper back in 2010, said: “I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon, because I could play him. 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.”

“If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions.

“Slowly but surely, I’m not in the study mode because nobody’s called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I’m not scrambling to learn how to speak like him,” Drake added.