Daniel Radcliffe would love to get cast in a future James Bond film, but if the "Harry Potter" star does get to trade his wand for a gun, don't expect to see him using cool spy gadgets and making sexy women swoon with his smooth moves and a well-tailored suit -- he wants to play a Bond baddie.
During an interview with The Sun, Radcliffe revealed that his short stature will probably keep him from ever being cast as an action hero like Bruce Willis's popular "Die Hard" character. However, he did go on to say this about getting in on the action in a 007 movie: "I would make a much better villain than Bond -- I am not nearly strapping enough to play Bond."
This isn't the first time that Radcliffe has talked about the possibility of starring in a Bond movie. According to Digital Spy, he jokingly said this about the role of 007 back in 2007: "I would love to be the first gay James Bond and Rupert to be my first leading lady." Unfortunately, current 007 Daniel Craig has already insisted that there will never be a gay James Bond.
Dan-Rad's "Harry Potter" co-star Rupert Grint might be interested in becoming the first ginger James Bond instead of the first male Bond girl. The Mirror asked the flame-haired star if he would be interested in playing 007 back in 2011, and this is what he said: "A ginger Bond? Why not? That would be cool. But I can't really see it myself."
Grint and Radcliffe aren't the only former Hogwarts students who are interested in scoring parts in future Bond films. In 2011, Tom Felton told the Telegraph that playing a Bond baddie would be his "dream role," so portraying wicked wizard Draco Malfoy obviously didn't scare him away from portraying sinister characters. Felton said that he's still a bit too young to butt heads with James Bond, and Robert Pattinson shares a similar sentiment when it comes to getting cast in a Bond film. However, the "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" star is more interested in playing a hero again.
Last year Pattinson told The Sun this about the possibility of playing 007: "Yeah, I'd definitely like to go for Bond, but in more like 20 years. There'd be nothing worse than, like, 'let's get a fresh-faced Bond.' That would be the worst idea in the world. It would be ridiculous to reinvent it as some young posh kid."
So twenty years from now, perhaps we'll see a Hogwarts reunion set in the suspenseful world of super spies. Now someone just needs to ask Emma Watson if she'd be interested in playing a Bond girl.
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