Rapper and actor Will Smith says Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Why is Joe Biden dodging the public and the press? Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief 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 ObamaMichelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' Michelle Obama on conversations with her daughters: 'Me and Barack, we can't get a word in' Michelle Obama offers advice with release of young readers' edition of 'Becoming' memoir 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.