C’mon, Tom Hiddleston. You’re NOT gonna be James Bond. Let it go.
Several weeks back Frederick Forsyth, acclaimed spy-novelist, told British outlets that he got a “a tip” from someone close to Bond producer Barbara Broccoli that there was and is “no way” that Hiddleston will be named the new Bond. I think everyone believed the story because for one, Tom was never really in the running and two, Taylor Swift got to him and ruined any cool/credibility the dude had. But according to a Daily Express columnist, Tom still thinks he’s in the running:
When Tom Hiddleston embarked on his very public romance with popstrel Taylor Swift, 26, reports claimed he had relinquished any opportunity he may have had to replace Daniel Craig as 007. However, it seems that the British actor, 35, is still clinging white-knuckled to his dream of playing Bond. And his antics with the young Taylor (even donning a T-shirt embossed with the words I heart TS) have apparently not deterred Bond producer Barbara Broccoli from considering him for the role.
When he is not jetting across the globe to spend time with his pop star paramour, Hiddleston is learning to perform his own stunts on the Australian Gold Coast where he is filming Thor: Ragnarok with Leeds-born stunt co-ordinator Ben Cooke. I am told: “He has been trying to emulate Daniel Craig and do some of the stunts himself and push himself further than he normally would. When he is not over in the US with Taylor, he runs, does weights every day and hangs around the stunt department.”
Says my man with the clapperboard: “This is all part of a subtle campaign to show he still has what it takes to take on the role of Bond.”
Other names in the running for the role include Idris Elba, 43, Damian Lewis, 45, Aidan Turner, 33, James Norton, 31, and Jason Statham, 49.
Not sure if Tom actually believes this- but I think him being involved in all these action movies is more likely the culprit for his gymming it up. What do YOU think- does the dude have a prayer at playing 007?