The former child star, real name Aubrey Graham, began his showbusiness career as a castmember on longrunning Canadian teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Drake subsequently turned his focus to music, and although he has scored small appearances in a couple of films, he is keen to really test his acting skills as the star of a new movie.

"I can't wait to get back into acting," he tells America's W magazine. "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."

Drake portrayed aspiring basketball star Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation from 2001 to 2009, while he scored a small voice role in 2012's animated Ice Age: Continental Drift and appeared in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues in 2013.