Drake Can’t Wait to Start Acting Again

We wouldn’t mind seeing Drake’s face on the big screen.

Apparently, he wouldn’t either. The rapper, who started his career as an actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation back in 2001, talked to W Art about how he wants to get back in front of the camera.

In the cover story, the 28-year-old said that actually, he can’t wait to get back into acting. “No one ever asks me to do movies, and, although music is my focal point now, I’d love to do a film,” he revealed to the magazine. “That was the life that I lived before, and it would be interesting to live it again.”

Although he’d love to pursue acting again, Drake goes back to music, and talks about how he feels it’s his purpose in life. “Realizing that I had a larger purpose was one of the most comforting, peaceful feelings. With music, especially, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a vessel to deliver emotion to people. I want to provide the background music to your life as you live it. I’m there for you in heartbreak and tragedy and joy. The thought of being remembered is what keeps me going,” he said. “What I was trying to say is, the negatives don’t matter—it’s history that counts.”

Drake also says he’s inspired by fellow artist Adele’s success. “I’m always thinking, How do I top what I’ve done? How do I make this thing stronger? I ask myself, ‘Why does Adele’s album go diamond, and how do I do that? How do I create art that makes minds stretch further?’ I want to give many, many people many, many moments before I’m gone. That’s truly the art of what I do. It’s the only goal.”