Tom Hiddleston Weighs in On Playing James Bond

Many believe the English actor isthe perfect man to replace Daniel Craig

By Marc Malkin Mar 23, 2016 6:19 PMTags
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Tom Hiddleston is definitely James Bond material. He's British. He's sexy. And he can certainly hold his own in action scenes (hello, Loki!).

It's no wonder his name continually pops up as someone who has the chops to replace Daniel Craig as 007. "I don't know honestly if I have a shot, but it's flattering that some people think I do," Hiddleston told me last night at the premiere of his new Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light (in theaters on March 25).

He's also not convinced that Craig is ready to say goodbye to the iconic character. "I think Daniel Craig has been one of the very best and I bet he does more," Hiddleston said.

It's no surprise that Hiddleston knows his James Bond history.

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"When I was a child, when I was five years old, I remember very clearly on the BBC, they used to play reruns of the Sean Connery and Roger Moore Bonds every Saturday night," he remembered. "It was a thrill that my parents let me stay up past my bedtime to watch it. God forbid you got back to school on Monday and you didn't because that's all people would talk about in the playground."

You can actually get a good look at Hiddleston playing a British spy in the upcoming television series The Night Manager.

The six-part series, which premieres on April 19 on AMC, also stars Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki.

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