When Sam Heughan isn’t on Outlander, he’s auditioning for James Bond. We all know Scottish hunk Sam Heughan as the gorgeous Jamie Fraser on Outlander, but it turns out he’s always wanted to don shiny leather shoes, a black tuxedo and sip on a drink that’s shaken not stirred.
We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…
In an interview with a British morning show, Sam Heughan discussed what it was like auditioning for James Bond and how he wants in on the part again. Sam Heughan auditioned for the role of 007 back when the James Bond crew were looking for an update from Piece Brosman in the early ‘00s.
“I auditioned for it back when they were doing Bond 21 when Daniel Craig was cast… I think a lot of actors were seen in the U.K.” Sam Heughan said, referring to the fact that Henry Cavill and Goran Visnjic were also considered for the role.
Sam Heughan also told This Morning that it’s his dream to play Bond, saying: “Obviously it’s a dream for every actor.” He also followed that up by joking, “A Scottish Bond? Who doesn’t want to see another Scottish Bond?”
Sam Heughan is, of course, referring to Sean Connery who became the first-ever actor to portray James Bond in 1962’s Dr. No. As you know, Sam Heughan lost out to Daniel Craig who went on to play James Bond in five movies over the past 15 years: Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and the to-be-released, No Time to Die (2020).
But, after the Billie-Eilish assisted No Time to Die drops later this year, the family behind the Bond franchise will no doubt be on the hunt to find a replacement. And given Sam Heughan thinks he’s still young enough to play the movie spy, we can definitely expect an audition from him. We wish him the best of luck.
In the past few years, the Bond rumour mill has been churning out ideas of a female Bond or a person of colour Bond, all-of-which have seen much controversy on conservative twitter. It’ll be interesting to see if the franchise does decide to take the image of Bond away from a cis, straight, white man and give it to someone who perhaps isn’t as privileged in Hollywood already. Only time will tell.
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