Although Drake’s career as an actor has been on the back burner since his rise to fame as a rapper, the former “Degrassi: The Next Generation” star isn’t opposed to returning to his roots.
The problem, however, is the lack of quality material that he’s offered.
That’s probably my biggest goal, is to get back into acting and really pick the right projects,” Drake told XXL magazine. “I’ve been reading different scripts, but I know what I want to do and what type of project I want to be involved in, and I’ve just been getting the typical projects that they’d offer to a new rapper, and it’s like, ‘Ehh, that’s not really what I want to do or how I see myself.’ I can actually act, he added.
Before breaking out with 2009’s So Far Gone mixtape, Drake made his first splash in the entertainment world on “Degrassi” as Jimmy Brooks, a standout basketball player who becomes paralyzed after a shooting incident.
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Drake has gone from starring on the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” under the name Aubrey Graham, to being nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Video Music Awards. And his former “Degrassi” co-stars Lauren Collins and Adamo Ruggiero couldn’t be more excited to have one of their own up for a Moonman.