Wednesday 28 June 2017

Jackman 'would consider' Bond role

Hugh Jackman said he would consider the Bond role
Hugh Jackman said he would consider the Bond role

Hugh Jackman has revealed he would be interested in playing James Bond if Daniel Craig vacates the role.

Hugh's name was one of those bandied about ahead of the 2006 Bond reboot Casino Royale, but he said it wasn't the right time for him then.

He recalled: "I got a call from my agent saying, 'There is some possible interest in you for Bond, are you interested?' At the time I wasn't. I was about to shoot X-Men 2 and Wolverine had become this thing in my life and I didn't want to be doing two such iconic characters at once.

"I think every male at some point thinks about playing James Bond so it was not right then, but it may be right if it comes back."

He added that he wasn't one to shy away from a challenge, saying: ""I think you've got to be scared as an actor and keep taking risks. It doesn't always work out but it's a healthy place to be."

:: Hugh's latest film Real Steel is out now

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