The name’s Evans, Luke Evans. Licence to thrill.
The 37-year-old Welsh actor, who stars in this week’s new thriller ‘The Girl on the Train’, has admitted he’d love to be the second Welsh James Bond, following in the footsteps of Timothy Dalton.
“[The James Bond role] is probably one of the most attractive roles – in a franchise – for a male actor of my age right now,” Evans tells Yahoo Movies.
“So I’d be a fool to say, ‘No, I don’t want to play it.‘”
The much-coveted role of James Bond is still – until we hear otherwise – filled by Daniel Craig, who has four films as 007 under his belt. However, with uncertainty surrounding his future in the role, speculation has been swirling about who could take over from the Scouse star with names like Tom Hiddleston, Jamie Bell, Aidan Turner, and Tom Hughes all recently linked to the franchise.
Evans admits though that Craig’s boots will be hard to fill.
“I think it’s a great role,” he adds.
“What Daniel Craig has done with that role in the last however many years he’s been playing it is incredible.”
What do you think? Could Luke Evans be the man to don the iconic tuxedo next? Let us know in the comments below.
‘The Girl On The Train’ is in cinemas from 5 October. Watch a trailer below.