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Drake says he 'can't wait' to return to acting

By
Marilyn Malara
Recording artist Drake reacts to the scoreboard in the second quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Barclays Center in New York City on May 2, 2014. In a recent interview with W Magazine, Drake reveals he can't wait to act again, this time in film. File Photo by Rich Kane/UPI
Recording artist Drake reacts to the scoreboard in the second quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Barclays Center in New York City on May 2, 2014. In a recent interview with W Magazine, Drake reveals he "can't wait" to act again, this time in film. File Photo by Rich Kane/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Canadian rapper and former Degrassi star Drake says he would be interested in returning to acting, if anyone asked him to be part of a film.

The recording artist, born in Toronto, Canada as Aubrey Drake Graham, told W Magazine in an interview published Thursday, he is looking forward to reciting lines in front of a camera again.

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"I can't wait to get back into acting," he said. "No one ever asks me to do movies, and, although music is my focal point now, I'd love to do a film. That was the life that I lived before, and it would be interesting to live it again."

Graham, now 29, landed a role as Jimmy Brooks in the popular Canadian teen soap opera Degrassi: The Next Generation at the age of 14. Even at that age, the rapper says he was making music. "That was part of the reason I was kicked off the show," he told the magazine. "Back then, I'd spend a full day on set and then go to the studio to make music until 4 or 5 a.m. I'd sleep in my dressing room and then be in front of the cameras again by 9 a.m."

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"Eventually," he explained, "they realized I was juggling two professions and told me I had to choose...I chose this life."

In September, Drake dropped a surprise album made with fellow rapper Future and most recently released a single featuring famed pop-star Beyonce called "Can I." The rapper has not disclosed any further information about possible acting projects, but W Magazine confirms he is in Los Angeles working on his long-awaited album Views From the 6.

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