Drake is returning to his roots in Canadian TV, but this time he’ll be behind the camera.
The actor-turned-rapper has been attached to a sitcom called “Us and Them,” taking on a role as a producer.
"’Us and Them’ is something he has been working on for some time with some of his actor friends," one of Drake’s reps told MTV News. "They will be continuing to develop the show, but Drake won’t be starring in it."
This news doesn’t mean that the MC, who starred in teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” has completely left his acting career behind, though. If anything he’d like to take on roles in comedies for the big screen. Ideally, he’d become part of Judd Apatow’s team of funny people.
"I just want to be part of real films. I don’t want to play a basketball player all the time or a rapper. I always tell [my management] my dream is to be in a movie with Will Ferrell or Michael Cera. I’m a big fan of all those," Drake said. "I feel like I’ve had the training and I’m surrounded by enough funny people that I could probably pull it off.”
Once he conquers the world of comedy, Drake wants to double back and re-introduce himself as a serious dramatic actor.
“My goal is to get deep into acting. I want to be like this generation’s Will Smith, just Canadian and light-skinned,” he said.
— Sonya Eskridge