Fans are quite excited for the revelation of who might bag the iconic role of James Bond. Ever since Daniel Craig stepped down a lot of possible names have been floating around. This time around, Jennifer Lopez joked about James Bond audition.
J.Lo’s latest film, The Mother, sees her play the titular character who is an assassin that comes out of hiding to protect her estranged daughter. This could be the start of a new Liam Neeson, Jason Statham-type trajectory in her career.
Jennifer Lopez jokes about James Bond audition
That’s a thought that Lopez has (jokingly) had herself. When speaking to Variety at the premiere of The Mother, Marc Malkin joked that this role feels like an audition for the role of James Bond to which she replied:
“Are they considering a woman for James Bond? That would be hilarious. We could do anything.”
While it’s unlikely that this thought said in jest will be manifested into reality — unless MGM renames James Bond into Jane Bond — this role still could serve as the launching pad that Lopez needs to get into the action genre. The pop culture icon has been leaning more into rom-com films like Marry Me and Shotgun Wedding (which did see her kick butt to a degree) but The Mother is a breath of fresh air for her. Imagine having an actress like Jennifer Lopez at the forefront of a Fast & Furious film — the options are endless.
Richard Madden recently dropped some hints regarding James Bond. 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.
Many suggested that Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston be among the several actors to play the role. 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.