Obama has told Will Smith that he would be happy for the actor to play him in a movie, it has been revealed.

In an interview with James Corden on the comedian’s Carpool Karaoke show, the actor and rapper told Corden that he has been approached about playing the former president, and has discussed the possibility with Obama himself.

Smith told Corden that Obama approved of the casting, saying: “He felt confident that I had the ears for the role.” Watch the full video below, or skip to 4:30 for the conversation about Obama.