Daisy May Cooper recently poked fun at the speculation linking her to the next James Bond film.
Daisy May Cooper shuts down the rumors
A report surfaced in The Sun last week saying that Cooper was going to be cast as M replacing Ralph Fiennes for the next Bond film. But the comic directly addressed the rumors during a non-appearance at the Royal Television Society Awards in which she won Best Female Comedy Performance.
Not attending the awards in person, a speech was read out on her behalf which said:
“I can’t be there because I’m filming Bond… jokes, the only M I’ll ever be is Mental.”
There have so far been four M’s in the James Bond movies – Bernard Lee, Robert Brown, Judi Dench and Fiennes – with the role expected to be recast following the departure of Daniel Craig as 007.
Since Craig’s departure, there has been much speculation of who will next take on the mantle of Britain’s most famous spy. Daniel Craig 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. However, popular actor Idris Elba is not willing to grab the role of James Bond.
Idris Elba recently stated that he considers Luther to be more ‘relatable’ than James Bond. He reprises as DCI John Luther in Luther: The Fallen Sun, the big-screen continuation of the TV series, and hopes the character can take up some of 007’s ‘real estate’
One name linked with the role is Happy Valley star James Norton who has said he is “flattered” to have his name in the mix.
Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan has also addressed the speculation linking him to the role:
“Of course it’s nice to be in those conversations. If you’re an actor of a certain age who’s had a good year, there’s an inevitability about [being mentioned]. But they’ll probably replace Daniel Craig with somebody who’s never been on one of those lists.”