With his new album Take Care set for release next month, [artist id="2545682"]Drake[/artist] is ready to hit the promotional circuit. His most recent appearance was his “Saturday Night Live” debut , with the MC serving as musical guest alongside host Anna Faris.
But even before hitting the “SNL” stage to perform his Nicki Minaj-assisted single “Make Me Proud,” Drake was eager to dust off his acting chops and take part in the evening’s live skits. MTV News spoke with the Young Money rapper days before his appearance on the NBC show about getting involved with the comedy crew in some sketches.
“I’m dying to, man. I was begging,” he said about acting during the late-night sketch show. “I was begging everybody like, ‘Please let me get a skit. Please let me be involved in something.’ So I believe last word I got was that I’ll be working on something or doing something with the show other than performing.”
Besides the release of his anticipated sophomore LP, Drizzy explained that he wants to “get right back into” his acting career, which is how he got his start, on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” “I’m eager to act. I’m eager to make people laugh or, you know, accept a dramatic role. I’m just excited to get back into that. I miss it,” he shared, crediting the “SNL” cast and atmosphere as even more reasons behind his yearning for film.
Drake isn’t just all talk either, as the rapper told MTV News that he recently partnered with talent agency William Morris to help resurrect his career in front of the camera.
“We’re just building up our relationship, so I’m excited to get back into it. I found a home and I feel very proud of where I’m at and I’m excited to move forward and start getting back out there, man,” he admitted. “Whatever projects there are available, I’m down.”
Alongside a star-studded cast, which includes fellow Young Money signee [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj[/artist], Drake has already been tapped to lend his voice to “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” The animated film is scheduled to hit theaters in July 2012.
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