Benedict Cumberbatch Would Jump at the Chance to Play the Role of JAMES BOND
Cumberbatch who is promoting his new film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sat down with Jonathon Ross. He briefly talks about his other new role, Smaug in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.
"I would absolutely jump at the chance to play that kind of role. I think it would be so much fun. Technically what Matt Damon and Daniel Craig, and all the others before them, do is incredibly hard work. I've been lucky enough to do some quite interesting and diverse characters and roles, but I'd love to try something like that."
Before you just dismiss his comments as something most rising British stars would say, then keep this in mind. In this very same interview Benedict also said he had no interest in playing the beloved science fiction character, Dr. Who.
I've been following Benedict's interviews, as I have a lot of interest in his new movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Which boasts one of the greatest casts ever assembled. In those interviews he has stated multiple times that he would love to expand into action films, but this is the first time he has directly said that he would like the role of Bond.
Now, of course Daniel Craig has not vacated the position, but he of late has been whining quite a bit about how demanding the role is physically for him. And he only seems to be doing it because it allows him to get other roles that would be out of reach for him if he wasn't well known as Bond. Meaning, that role has a shot of opening up once that third outing for Craig is released.
If you have the time make sure you check out the video about his role as Smaug for The Hobbit, and the movie trailer below for Benedict's new spy film. Like I said this is an all star lineup: Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Ian McKellen, Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, and Jon Hurt. Does it get any better then that?
Craig's third outing as James Bond will be released on October 26, 2012. Daniel Craig will be joined by Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, as well as a Judi Dench as M.
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