Rapper and actor Will Smith says Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Forget the Nunes memo — where's the transparency with Trump’s personal finances? Mark Levin: Clinton colluded with Russia, 'paid for a warrant' to surveil Carter Page 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 ObamaSNL's Melania Trump gets advice from former first ladies ahead of the State of the Union Trump to host Super Bowl watch party at Florida golf club Michelle Obama: Bad behavior in the age of Trump makes teachers' jobs more difficult 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.