Ne-Yo Still Wants To Be 'The Black Tom Hanks'

'I want to do all different genres of movies and do them well,' he says.

[artist id="2002414"]Ne-Yo[/artist] promises that he's doing something different this time around in terms of the music on his new album, so what does he want to do when it comes to his Hollywood career? Well, the singer and hitmaker has his eye on the prize — and that prize is a career that mirrors the great Tom Hanks'.

"I was quoted as once saying I want to be the black Tom Hanks, and what I mean by that is Tom Hanks is the kind of guy that can do comedy, action, you name it," he told MTV News. "So I want to be that guy. I want to do all different genres of movies and do them well. With that being said, any action movies? Holler at me. Any drama? I can cry on cue. I can do all that."

Ne-Yo already has a few flicks lined up that should give fans a taste of his acting skills. "Well, I got a movie coming out this year, 'Red Tails' [with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard]. Be looking for that soon. Look for 'Battle: Los Angeles' [next year]. And I'm reading other scripts, trying to figure out what the next move is."

Could that next move include an ever-popular vampire movie? "I don't know. I wouldn't be a very sexy vampire," he joked. "I think I might be a little too dark. Vampires are normally pretty pale. Maybe I'll give it a shot. Why not?"