Daniel Craig recently retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types.
It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include LGBTQ actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. But Out noted that the outlet’s favorite is Luke Evans. Henry Cavill’s name had also popped up previously. Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s name in the mix as per TMZ. Now, it seems that Lucien Laviscount could be in-line for James Bond role. He has won over millions of fans as the charming heart-throb in the Netflix series Emily In Paris.
Lucien Laviscount might get James Bond role
It has been noted that Laviscount has also caught the eye of James Bond boss Barbara Broccoli and is being lined up to become the new 007. The debonair Burnley-born actor caught the attention of the movie franchise’s bosses for his role in the romcom series as Alfie, boyfriend of Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins.
Laviscount, whose first role was as a child model for Marks & Spencer when he was ten, is also deemed to be the perfect age to play Bond. Ms Broccoli has made it clear she wants the next actor to portray the character for 15 years, which rules out former favorite Idris Elba, who turned 50 in September.
It is also thought that Ms Broccoli and her team are keen to have an ethnic-minority star to play 007 so the franchise is reflective of modern society.
It has been also noted that some executives are fearful Laviscount’s appearance on the reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2011, when he finished in fifth place, will tarnish his chances of getting the job because previous Bonds have been more highbrow.
A source said:
‘’Lucien ticks all of the boxes. He is a super talented actor, is extremely handsome and in the past 18 months has won lots of new fans since he joined Emily In Paris.”
‘‘Bond bosses are already saying how you can see him in the 007 tuxedo, how dapper and fitting to the role he will look.”
‘‘But, there is a sticking point, and that is Big Brother. Lucien appeared on the show at a time when his acting career was not as high-profile as it is now, but he was very popular then and has a fan base now which stretches generations. That is a dream for Barbara who is very taken with him.’’