Taron Egerton says he’s not ‘the right choice’ to play ‘sculptural’ James Bond: ‘I’ve always struggled with my weight’

  • Taron Egerton told The Telegraph that he doesn’t think he’s the right actor to play James Bond.
  • Egerton said he does not have Bond’s “sculptural” physique and struggles with his weight.
  • Egerton is currently promoting “Tetris,” his new Apple TV+ movie about the popular video game.

Despite the fact that it is rumored that he could play james link, Taron Egerton he doesn’t think he is physically suitable for the iconic part.

“I don’t think he’s the right choice for that,” Egerton said in an interview with The Telegraph posted on Saturday. “You have to be consistently statuesque to be that guy. And that’s something I still strive for. I’ve always struggled with my weight.”

In the interview, Egerton said that playing Bond “is a bit like being a brand ambassador on top of being an actor. And that could be a lot of fun in microcosm, but I’m sure I read that Barbara Broccoli said it’s a 15-year commitment.”

Barbara Broccoli, along with her half-brother Michael G. Wilson, produce the Bond franchise.

Broccoli has been outspoken in the past about casting options for the Bond film series, once saying she doesn’t envision a woman playing James Bond in the future.

“It can be any color, but it’s male.” Broccoli told Variety in 2020. “I think we should be creating new characters for women, strong female characters. I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play him. I think women are much more interesting than that.”

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson at the "fallen from heaven" Premiere in 2012.

Barbara Broccoli and her half-brother Michael G. Wilson in 2012.

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“It’s kind of irrelevant how I feel about it, anyway, because I can say there hasn’t been any phone calls,” Egerton said.

This isn’t the first time Egerton has shot down rumors that he would take the role of 007.

Earlier this month, Egerton said total cinema magazine that although he was never involved in discussions of playing Bond, he “would make a very willing audience member”.

Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Daniel Craig as James Bond.

Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Daniel Craig (from left to right) have played James Bond.

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The next actor to play Bond will take over Daniel Craig who left the franchise after 2021 “No time to die.”

Fans of the franchise have suggested that actor Idris Elba take on the role, but Elba isn’t all that interested.

“I don’t think playing Bond would fulfill some of my personal goals,” Elba said in a September 2022 episode of HBO’s “The Shop.” “It will definitely satisfy the will of a nation, I’m not going to lie. Every corner of the world I go to… they always say, ‘Bond.’ And I feel like it’s beyond me right now.”

Egerton is currently promoting his new Apple TV+ movie “Tetris”.

Set in the 1980s and based on a true story, the film follows businessman Henk Rogers (Egerton) as he travels to the Soviet Union to work with Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to make the video game a global success. sensation.

“Tetris” will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 31.

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