Daniel Craig has apparently quit playing James Bond, so let the speculation begin as to who will succeed him! Since it might be too progressive and cool to tap Idris Elba for the part, I guess we’ll get Tom Hiddleston, which is not a bad consolation prize, of course.
Hiddleston appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show on Tuesday night, where Kimmel asked him about the rumors that he’s the next Bond. Specifically, Kimmel says because of Hiddleston’s BBC show The Night Manager, now airing on AMC, the Bond conversation around Hiddleston keeps getting louder. Hiddleston admits that’s true.
“Would you want to be James Bond?” Kimmel asks him. Hiddleston answers:
I mean, as somebody who grew up with Sean Connery and Roger Moore, when you mention it, there’s a part of me that goes, “Really? Are you kidding?” But I feel like, “Who’s going to be the next James Bond?” is one of the nation’s favorite pub conversations. It’s up there with like, “Who’s going to win X Factor?” And, “When is the English national side gonna live up to full potential?” And, “Is Britain gonna leave the EU?”
Kimmel then asks if an American could play James Bond, so Hiddleston suggests Larry David. Okay, forget Idris, that’s an amazing idea.