I’m not the right man to play James Bond, says Taron Egerton
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Taron Egerton doesn’t think he’d be the “right choice” to play James Bond.
The 33-year-old actor has been tipped to replace Daniel Craig as 007 – but Taron believes there are better candidates for the role.
He explained to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: “I don’t think I’m the right choice for it.
“You have to be consistently statuesque to be that guy. And that’s something that I am still striving for. I’ve always struggled with my weight.”
The award-winning actor added that playing Bond “is a bit like being a brand ambassador as well as being an actor. And that could be really fun in microcosm, but I’m sure I read that [producer] Barbara Broccoli said that it’s a 15-year commitment.”
Taron also revealed that he hasn’t been approached for the role.
He shared: “It’s sort of irrelevant how I feel about it, anyway, because I can tell you there have been zero phone calls.”
Taron played Sir Elton John in the 2019 biographical drama film ‘Rocketman’.
And the award-winning singer previously heaped praise on the actor.
He said: “I don’t think I have to say anything to him because he seems to have it figured out for himself.
“He’s much more happy within himself and I think that’s the truth.”
Taron is similarly fond of the chart-topping musician, admitting that it had been a “very surreal process getting to know him”.
The actor – who also starred in the ‘Kingsman film franchise – said: “He doesn’t want me to be constantly looking at him like he’s God.
“He wants me to look at him like he’s my friend, which he is.”