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James Bond 25: Stars Weigh In
James Bond 25: Stars Weigh In

Who Should Play James Bond Next?

Some of television’s biggest stars all had the same answer when it came to who they thought should play James Bond in the upcoming twenty-fifth entry: Idris Elba.

“He’s not even going to feel the pressure, the man is a legend. He’s going to walk on set and just kill it,” Marcus Scribner told Variety at the BAFTA and BBC America TV Tea Party. “He is James Bond in real life.”

And Sandra Oh, Charlie Heaton and Sarah Drew all agreed.

“He has every quality that is necessary for that badass, sexy, come-hither but a little detached,” Drew said. “He’s got it all.”

Several stars also chose actresses to take on the British spy role, such as Abbie Cornish’s bold self-pick and Sandra Oh’s second choice of Jodie Comer: “she’s bad-ass and she’s hot as sh—.”

Other star selections included Thandie Newton’s choice of Riz Ahmed and Tatiana Maslany’s plug for her boyfriend Tom Cullen.

 

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