Chris Hemsworth Is All Set To Be The Next James Bond
Could the next James Bond be ordering his martini with an Australian accent?
Chris Hemsworth certainly hopes, so because he'd apparently "love" to play the fictional British spy and follow in the footsteps of actors like Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig and fellow Aussie-born actor, George Lazenby.
In a new interview with fitness site Balance, the middle child of the Hemsworth family revealed that he even has the perfect sizzle reel ready to go if Bond producer Barbara Broccoli ever gives him a call.
Hemsworth explained that his performance as British Formula One driver James Hunt in the 2013 sports drama Rush would serve him well in showing off his Bond-like acting range.
“When we were shooting Rush someone had said that and I thought, ‘Cool, if this is my audition tape, then great,'” Hemsworth said.
The Thor actor added that he doubted you'd meet anyone who "doesn't want to have a crack at James Bond".
"I’d love to do it," he said.
Daniel Craig has played the iconic MI5 agent for the last four films in the franchise -- Spectre, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale -- and will perform the role for the last time in Bond 25, due out next year.
Rumours about Craig's replacement have persisted for years now with Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch's names often being thrown into the mix of possible Bond boys.
“But that’s up to so many elements and is way beyond myself; it’s not one you can pitch yourself on to either,” Hemsworth said of the casting process.
“It’s something that the community of Bond fans, Barbara Broccoli and the whole crew there agree on, and it has to be a very organic decision from them.
"There have been a lot of names thrown out there and a lot of brilliant people can tackle that one.”
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