Benedict Cumberbatch may have already played a classic English character, Sherlock Holmes, but he does not believe that he will be considered for the other British staple, James Bond. Why? Read on for details.
Dishy British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has played characters as varied as Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game” to Khan in “Star Trek.” He has even played a spy already in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” albeit the more sedate and realistic kind. But he does not believe that he will be cast as the super-spy James Bond.
In a recent comment to the Guardian, Cumberbatch revealed his Bond-related insecurity:
“I can wear a suit, and I can fight! I can raise my eyebrow, but that’s not what it takes to play Bond. They might want to go in very different directions, who knows? It would be fun though!”
Of course, fans of the foxy Cumberbatch will only choose to focus on the last sentence, because as we all know, Cumberbatch can play any role that he wants to.
With current Bond, Daniel Craig’s comment that he would “rather slash his wrists” than play another James Bond, it seems like the hunt is on for the next 007.
Suitably, hunky British actors like Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Idris Elba’s names are being thrown around in contention for the role. And while all that is good, Cumberbatch’s Bond (if, in the unlikely case it ever happens) would bring a hitherto unseen cerebral quality to the role of Bond. Cumberbatch would be the perfect James Bond of the information era.
But while we wait for that to happen, Daniel Craig’s fourth and possibly last offering as 007, “Spectre” hits theaters on Oct 26. “Spectre” supposedly takes Bond to his ultimate nemesis, the shadowy spectre organisation.
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