Ricky Gervais has volunteered himself to be the next James Bond and look, we’re not totally against the idea.
Now that Daniel Craig’s time as 007 has come to an end with the release of No Time To Die, rumours have been circulating about who will be the next person to take on the iconic character.
Gervais has now thrown his hat into the ring by sharing a picture of himself wearing a tuxedo while hosting the 2020 Golden Globes.
“I’ll be the next James Bond but I’m not doing any running around or working after 4pm. And no Martini. Bollocks drink, that,” he captioned the post.
“Oh, and he’s from Reading and swears a lot.”
Meanwhile, Ben Whishaw, who has played the character of Q in the last three James Bond films, recently said he’d like to see a gay actor take over the role.
“Of course, I would like to see that… I really believe that we should be working towards a world where anyone can play anything and it would be really thrilling if it didn’t matter about someone’s sexuality to take on a role like this,” he told Attitude.
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“I think that would be real progress. But we’ll see, we’ll just see where we’re at. I’m amazed by how much has changed in the last five or six years, so we’ll see.”
In other news, No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga recently described Sean Connery’s iteration of James Bond as “basically” a rapist.
Fukunaga, who has directed episodes of TV shows like True Detective and Maniac, spoke to Variety about the questionable behaviour of Bond in previous films.
“Is it Thunderball or Goldfinger where, like, basically Sean Connery’s character rapes a woman?” Fukunaga said.
“She’s like ‘No, no, no,’ and he’s like, ‘Yes, yes, yes.’ That wouldn’t fly today.”
Check out Ricky Gervais nominating himself to play James Bond:
I’ll be the next James Bond but I’m not doing any running around or working after 4pm. And no Martini. Bollocks drink, that. Oh, and he’s from Reading and swears a lot. pic.twitter.com/ZN3x5DCpf3
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 29, 2021