Chris Hemsworth may be Australian (and a Norse God) but he would “love” a shot to play the world’s most famous fictional Englishman, James Bond.
In an interview with the fitness magazine Balance, Hemsworth was asked about portraying 007 in a future film and says he thinks he already has one movie in his filmography that’s the perfect “audition tape.” Hemsworth cited 2013’s “Rush,” directed by Ron Howard, in which he played the womanizing, lean English race car driver James Hunt.
“When we were shooting ‘Rush’ someone had said that and I thought, ‘Cool, if this is my audition tape, then great,’” Hemsworth said. “I don’t think you’ll ever meet anyone who doesn’t want to have a crack at James Bond. I’d love to do it.”
Well, for actors who don’t want to have a crack at it, just ask Idris Elba. Or for that matter, you can ask Daniel Craig. Craig will be back for one more James Bond film, “Bond 25” as directed by the (gasp!) American Cary Joji Fukunaga, but he’s made abundantly clear he’s ready for this to be his last.
Hemsworth knows that winning the part of Bond isn’t just a popularity contest.
“But that’s up to so many elements and is way beyond myself; it’s not one you can pitch yourself on to either,” Hemsworth said. “It’s something that the community of Bond fans, Barbara Broccoli and the whole crew there agree on, and it has to be a very organic decision from them. There have been a lot of names thrown out there and a lot of brilliant people can tackle that one.”
Hemsworth will next be seen in “Avengers: Endgame” as Thor, and he’ll also star in “Men in Black: International” also due out this summer.
Read Hemsworth’s full interview here.