Smith eyes soap role

The Hollywood superstar became a fan of the series earlier this year (09) when he was in the U.K. to promote his movie Seven Pounds – and now he’s hooked.

He tells Britain’s The Sun, “I was just chilling in my hotel and EastEnders was on TV. I literally could not stop watching it. Before I knew it, all I had done was get room service and waste a whole afternoon watching this show I’d never heard of!

“It was so real and gritty. American soaps are all about the beautiful people and being cheesy. This soap had everything. There was fighting, people sleeping around – it had it all going on! I’m a bit busy but when things quieten down I’d love to do a cameo. I could make a big entrance in the pub and be like: ‘Hey, girl let’s take this outside.'”