Rapper and actor Will Smith says Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPatagonia files suit against Trump cuts to Utah monuments Former Dem Tenn. gov to launch Senate bid: report Eighth Franken accuser comes forward as Dems call for resignation MORE gave him his blessing to play the former president in a movie.

Smith told "Late Late Show" host James Corden on Tuesday's segment of “Carpool Karaoke” that he and Obama had discussed him taking on the role in a movie of Obama's life.

“Yeah I talked to Barack about it,” Smith said.

“He told me that he felt confident that I had the ears for the role."

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Smith and Corden joked that Smith could incorporate some of his catch phrases from past movies like “I, Robot” into his portrayal of Obama.

“You know, when they come into the Situation Room, ‘Aw hell no,’ ” Smith said.

Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama on social media: You’ve got to ‘think before you tweet’ MSNBC trolls Trump with video montage of Obama saying ‘Merry Christmas’ Overnight Regulation: USDA delays healthy school lunch requirements | Senate panel advances controversial environmental pick | Drone industry pushes to ease rules | Dem commish joins energy regulator MORE has said in the past that she would pick Smith or Denzel Washington to play her husband in a movie.

Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, were major supporters of the Obamas and hosted fundraisers for the former president.