Sam Heughan Says He’s Not ‘Sharp Enough’ To Play James Bond – Hollywood Life

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It’s hard to imagine James Bond do not have Daniel Craig – but there are other contenders for this part like most movies. Now, one of them has spoken out about what auditioning for the iconic role is like. Sam Heughan42 years old, whose breakout role in the Starz . series Outlanderrevealed in his upcoming memoir Waypoint: My Scottish Journey (through the Weekly entertainment) that he didn’t land the gig because he wasn’t “shrewd enough.” He wrote, “However, when I learned that the role had gone elsewhere, the feedback I received boiled over that I wasn’t sharp enough by nature. I’ve always wanted to receive criticism so I can improve as an actor, but it seems like I’ve been lacking in this quality in my real character. I can’t see what effect this role will have, but it’s out of my hands and makes sense. “

He also revealed the audition process, which he describes as “so discreet that no one has ever confirmed that [he] was considered for the lead role,” he taught. “After that experience, I learned to appear spontaneous at that level when asked. Even though I’m basically acting outside of the actual audition, it’s just one more thing I’m about to do to get a part,” he explained. “I see it as a challenge in a number of ways; a performance where I can pretend it’s really me so I can turn it on and off at will. The point is not to be a bad boy. I realized that the edge Link The sought-after group was achievable through confidence, which, to be fair, I certainly lacked at the time. “

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Of course, Sam took a big break and Daniel, 54, continued to bring James Bond to life for the year Link film. Daniel’s last movie is 2021 There’s no time to die, and before that he announced that he would give up this role and Open position for a new actor. “I don’t think I’ll make another movie after The spectre. I really think I’ll… just pack it in,” he said Reuters front There’s no time to diePremiering in September 2021.

“But I’m glad I got the chance to come and do this,” he continued, “And we tied a lot of loose ends. We tried to tell a story by all means Link film. It’s like they’re all connected in some way and this just removes it. “

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He reconfirmed his decision to move 007 in during his October 2021 appearance on Good Morning America. “To think for a second about what has been achieved and what these movies mean to so many people, that’s a big deal. But it’s time to end. It’s done,” he noted.

So, does Sam think this could be his moment to shine? Not necessarily. “Look, every British actor has certainly been told about this role. I would love to see a Scottish bond,” he said Weekly entertainment. “Perhaps I am too old now. I know that they talked about making him younger. I feel like that’s where they’re going, but who knows what’s on their mind.”


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