George MacKay ‘Would Consider’ James Bond Role – Film News |


George MacKay would “consider” playing James Bond if offered the part.

The ‘1917’ actor has been tipped as a potential replacement for Daniel Craig as 007 and admits he would be tempted by the iconic role.

George told the Metro newspaper: “You have to think about it, of course. I mean, it’s an incredible thing, but it would also be a huge thing.

“I don’t know if it’s a reality, but if it ever does become one, of course it would be a consideration – but a careful one.”

The 29-year-old star also joked that he would be perfect for donning Daniel’s tuxedo after playing his younger brother in the movie ‘Defiance.’

George added, “I played Daniel Craig’s brother. So maybe I could step into his shoes!”

The actor had to do a lot of errands in both ‘1917’ and his new project ‘Munich – The Edge of War’ and admits it was “exhilarating” to sprint on set.

MacKay explained, “It’s amazing the exhilaration that a burst of physical activity gives you.

“And I remember the film crew had this amazing rig where they had our cinematographer on the back of a wooden box and his assistant was on this tricycle in front of him, pedaling, and we got sort of raced, but they were going as fast as they could.

“They all clapped their hands and patted their backs afterwards because it was this really dynamic shot that we captured. It’s tiring to do them again and again but it’s also exhilarating.”

George added that he would be willing to apply his racing skills to play an athlete on the big screen.

He said: “It’s nice to have a reason to learn something new. I can get quite exhilarating if I don’t move. If you stay still your mind takes over which is great. I think it’s important to let your body go a bit when you can.”


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