Lynn Hirschberg interviewed Drake for W’s Art magazine. The connection here is that Drake curated the soundtrack for a Sotheby’s exhibit earlier this year (click here for a refresher) and he talks to her about inspiration and process and that he’s been thinking of returning to his other art-form, what a lot of people would say was his first art-form: acting. As you know, Drake started on Degrassi: The Next Generation when he was 14. And eventually, because he was so into music, he was told that he’d have to choose because it was dividing his time. He now finds himself in the position to be able to do both, which is what he wants:
“I 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. That was the life that I lived before, and it would be interesting to live it again.”
You know how Justin Timberlake is great at hosting and sketch comedy but he can’t act? Drake is great at hosting and sketch comedy AND he can act. Also, because he’s made a career out of it, he can do a romance – we’ve seen sensitive, soft Drake. Or, rather, we hear it all the time.
Speaking of romance, Drake’s been in LA lately and he’s had dinner at The Nice Guy a couple of times the last few days. Last night and also on Sunday, when he was seen leaving with a girl who many described as a Serena Williams lookalike. Apparently she’s an “Instagram model”. Is that a thing now? This also means that he and Serena aren’t serious. Maybe because she’s not from Toronto. When Lynn Hirschberg asked him why he still lives in Toronto, assuming that most people leave, this was his response:
“Really? Most people I know stay in Toronto. I plan to spend the rest of my life there. The talk, the smell, the sound that comes out of that city is home to me. When I think about the girls I want to get romantic with, it’s a girl from Toronto who knows what I’m talking about when we drive around the city.”
Interestingly enough though, Drake has stayed away from Toronto the last couple of weeks when…well… some sh-t has been going down here. Big things. You know. I joke with Duana that it’s because people call him a jinx. So he hasn’t shown up at any games. Yet.
Click here to read the rest of the Drake interview. He talks about what he does in the shower.