The hunt for a new James Bond is nowhere near ended. From the list of actors who were set to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Craig, many happen to have a surprisingly massive fan following. From Henry Cavill and Tom Hardy to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, actors left and right have been eyeing the role ever since it first became up for grabs.
So far, there has been no confirmation regarding who would be filling in such big shoes. However, the anticipation is one that is growing not just among fans but also among actors who are trying to become Agent 007. By the looks of it, things would not be looking so good for these actors considering that they aren’t closed off to the idea of getting someone who isn’t a big name in the Hollywood industry.
James Bond May Not be a Big Star
Barbara Broccoli, the James Bond producer opened up via Yahoo Entertainment, stating that things with the actors who are trying out for the iconic role are nowhere near done. The process is still underway and there is no particular update regarding who would be taking over the role. However, it is not as if it would be handed to just a big celebrity.
“We’re totally open to casting a non-star,” Broccoli stated. “But acting is a very specialized profession, and if somebody has to carry a movie and have the range of requirements [for Bond] in terms of physicality.”
She confirmed that although the role would not be given to an entirely new actor, it is not too out of pocket for them to hire someone who is not as renowned as many of the stars who were previously listed to be in line for the role of Bond.
The Role of James Bond Comes with Responsibility
Barbara Broccoli, via Yahoo Entertainment, claimed that it would be an irresponsible thing to hire an actor with little to no experience. The role of James Bond comes with great stature and fame, one that also comes with the high regard of an audience’s opinion. To bring a star who does not fit the frame of the role would ruin the heart of James Bond’s essence completely.
“It’s not going to be someone who has never done it before. It would be sort of irresponsible to do that. But we’d certainly be open to a non-star.”
Broccoli confirmed that getting someone who does not understand the responsibility that is being put on their shoulders could either make the character or break it. There is no middle ground when it comes to the same. So the role would go to either a big-name celebrity or someone not as renowned.