"Will power overload"
Will Smith has never been shy. But now that he's played Muhammad Ali, his ego has swollen to the extent that he's got the White House in sights, along with Hollywood heavyweights Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks plus shock rapper Eminem.
"Making movies and music and entertainment (are) just a pit stop on the way to my true greatness," Smith declares in the December issue of Playboy.
"I honestly think i could be the President of the US if i really wanted to." While he bides his time in showbusiness, Smith confesses he doesnt think much of his rap rivals.
"A lot of people who have been blessed with this forum aren't really smart," he said. "I have educated myself beyond a lot of my peers."
Smith allows that Eminem "is really creative but so far over the top that it's clearly a farce."
He also taunts his Hollywood competition. "I wasnt Tom Cruise to take movies that i turn down," he said. "I want you to have to ask Tom Cruise, "So what does it feel like to have to wait until Will turns it dowm?" "I want you to have to ask Tom Hanks, "If Will turns down the next whatever, will you take it?"
Smith admits his movie Wild Wild west "wasn't any good." But he declares he was "born to play" Ali. "I felt like there was nobody in the world who could do this but me," he said. Pumped into heavyweight perfection, he also boasts: "The average person on the street, I will beat the living crap out of."
Source: December edition of Playboy.