Denzel Washington Wants to Be the Next James Bond: 5 More Things ‘The Equalizer’ Revealed on Reddit

The Oscar winner wants to make more comedies, hates cats, and still needs to host “Saturday Night Live”

Are audiences ready for a black James Bond? Denzel Washington seemed to think so — or hope so — on Friday.

The actor enthusiastically volunteered for the high profile gig — currently occupied by Daniel Craig — during a Reddit AMA when a fan asked if he would be interested in the role.

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“The next James Bond? They better hurry up! Yes I would! Who’s doing James Bond now…Daniel Craig! Did they shoot another one? Everybody should tweet Denzel is James Bond! Send it to the studio!” Washington wrote. “We start the Denzel is Bond campaign today! James Washington. Denzel Bond!”

Here are five more things we learned about the Academy Award-winning “Equalizer” star  from his Q&A with fans:

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Washington wants to host “Saturday Night Live” before it’s too late:

“That’s a good question! I need to do that! It’s not too late! They’re still on right? They’ve been on like 30 years, right? Call NBC and tell them Denzel needs to host!”

Washington wants to do more comedy, and wants Will Smith to stop dragging his feet on the “Uptown Saturday Night” remake they’ve been discussing:

“That’s something I’m always on the lookout for. Yes, absolutely want to do more. I actually have a script for a remake of UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT that Will Smith wants to put together, that’s been written and that we’re talking about. You can hit Will up and ask him what he’s waiting for.”

See video: Denzel Washington Is ‘A Knight in Shining Armor’ in New ‘Equalizer’ Trailer

Washington was “embarrassed” to be named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1996:

“Embarrassing. I mean, come on… alive? Embarrassing. I was like, come on now. And then when they pick the next person, are you like, second now? Is it just one year, and then you’re what – it’s like a Used Car, used Sexiest Man Alive dealership? The Almost Sexiest Man alive dealership? Who’s the sexiest man now, Adam Levine? He sits next to me at the Laker Games. He’s on the Voice? Who’s this year’s? It’s November when they announce it… Can’t you be the sexiest man for 2 years running? ALIVE… that’s a mouthful… sexiest man alive. I didn’t give the title to Clooney, they take it from you! I’m NEVER going to relinquish the title. I’m STILL the Sexiest Man Alive.”

See video: Adam Levine Thanks America, Ryan Gosling – and Nick Nolte – For Sexiest Man Alive Honor

Washington loves dogs…hates cats:

“Cats, man, they’re too independent. They piss me off. they play when they want, and then they turn their back on you. Dogs, you throw the ball, and they bring it back, tongue hanging out, tail wagging. Cats are like ‘Not right now, too busy.’ Definitely a dog man. Except when it comes to cleaning up after them! Cats win that!”

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Washington doesn’t know if entertainers have higher divorce statistics than any other profession, but the secret to the success of his own marriage is “commitment”:

“Well, you know, I don’t know if it’s show business that has a monopoly on divorce, it’s just that you hear about it. I don’t know what statistics are, or I don’t know if people in show business have a higher rate of divorce, but I just think that you have to work at it. Not give up on each other. It’s a commitment. It’s not all the honeymoon, it doesn’t last forever, so you work at it. And hopefully you’re good friends first, that might help! Sometimes people get married for the right reasons. But I don’t know that it’s any higher in Hollywood… not necessarily. It’s talked about, it’s news, and “celebrities” make the news, so you hear about it more. I wonder if they ever did a comparison by profession, you know, bankers, accountants, actors, doctors, I wonder where show business would land, I don’t think it would be at the top… marriage counselors! haha! They probably know better, right?”

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