The ‘One Dance’ hitmaker would love to take six months to a year out of music to carve out a career in the film industry but he insists he would always go back to music, his first love, afterwards.
‘I’m sure I’ll stop [making music] one day. When it starts to feel like I’m making it up. Hopefully I’ll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding – to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music’s always there.’
And the 31-year-old rapper wants to wow people with his acting skills and get out of the ‘typecast’ roles he expects to be cast in.
He told The Hollywood Reporter magazine that as a young black guy, there’s definitely a chance to get typecast but also that he is pretty adamant about showing range.
‘I try to show it through different outlets, like Saturday Night Live, showing people that I can be funny. When I get back into acting, I want to do things that make people go, ‘Wow, I didn’t expect that.’ Like, it’s nice to hear you say, ‘You know, I didn’t expect you to like those things.’
Drake – who famously starred in Canada’s popular television series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ as basketball player Jimmy Brooks in the 2000s – previously expressed his desire to go back to his old passion of acting.
‘Acting is another thing that I just can’t wait to really dive into, I think after I release More Life, which is this playlist I’m working on and finish this tour. I think I’m going to really start to position myself in the acting world and, hopefully, take some great roles.’