Jamie Dornan has recently addressed the possibility of becoming the next James Bond. The Belfast actor gets candid about potentially taking over the coveted role that has previously been played by Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in a new interview with Esquire published on Thursday.
While speaking with the publication, Dornan touched on the career trajectory of longtime pal Robert Pattinson, who went on to be cast as the new Batman, admitting that he is a bit apprehensive when it comes to filling such an iconic role in a well-known franchise specifically, the negativity that comes along with it. “Prejudgment is such a f****ng disease,” the Fifty Shades of Grey alum said.
The actor went on to say, “It’s a disease in all our culture. In my line of work, sure. But in general, people prejudge people based on f****ng anything really, and it’s very sad. Look at the reaction when Rob got cast as Batman. It was like 90 per cent negative.” Dornan continues, “Daniel Craig got cast as James Bond, I mean that was 100 percent negative. It was vile what was written. “
He added, “It was actually disturbing when you see the f****ng venomous anger that people have over casting decisions. And then guess what? Daniel Craig is f***ng brilliant, and it changes the whole energy of Bond. All the naysayers love what Rob has done with Batman.” Despite what Dornan’s seen happen to some of the most talented actors in the industry, there’s seemingly an element of excitement when it comes to potentially being cast as the next James Bond.