Both Obama and Smith are tall and Smith is normally a thin guy (when not bulked up for a role.) But Will's wife Jada Pinkett-Smith as Glamazon Michelle Obama? Isn't she, like, two feet too short?
From MTV News:
Thanks to countless blockbusters and a string of #1 hits, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith might very well be the first family of show business. But could the pair — married since 1997 — one day play the real first family?
This past June, Will told MTV News that he'd love to portray Barack Obama on the big screen, after the presidential nominee himself suggested the actor as the most viable candidate. Now Jada is joining her husband's campaign.
"Pencil me in," the "Matrix" star asserted, staking her claim to the role of Barack's wife, Michelle Obama. "I love Michelle [and] would play her any day."
No actual movie about the Obamas exists outside the realm of pure speculation, of course, although it's not hard to imagine that one could eventually be made — especially if powerful players like the Smiths are behind the project.
I mean, from the clavicles up, I can see it. And Jada has the acting chops. But she's about 5 foot nothing on a good day.
That said, Jada reveals herself to be a hardcore Michelle fan, which I can totally relate to.
"I'm voting for Michelle," she laughed. "I'm always telling people I'm voting for Michelle to get into the White House and Obama is just going to follow her lead. She is smart and committed, and I just love her."
Jada is out doing the media rounds because she's, dare I say it, in a movie. A remake of "The Women" where she plays a good friend and a lesbian. I've seen the previews for "The Women" and, possibly against better judgment, I will probably plunk down $10 and watch it. I love Jada, as well as Eva Mendes and Annette Benning.
Debra Messing not-so-much but I don't hate her.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith aren't exactly keeping their Obama playing dreams on the mum as I've heard them talk about it everywhere and to anyone ... even Stephen Colbert. So I'm prepared to see an under-tall Michelle O. on the big screen someday
“I gotta get the rights to the story,” Will told Access Hollywood on Thursday at the premiere of wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s new film, “The Women.” “I’ll make the decision in about two months as soon as he writes the ending.”
But it’s Barack’s wife, Michelle, that Will’s really interested in, Jada revealed.
“He has a crush on Michelle,” Jada said. “That’s his new crush. I gotta watch out because Will Smith loves intelligent women. Beautiful, intelligent women, that’s his Kryptonite.”