Javier Bardem - Javier Bardem Excited By James Bond Role

Subscribe to Javier Bardem alerts

Javier Bardem is ecstatic to play the next Bond villain.

Oscar-nominated actor Javier - who has been rumoured to be taking part in the movie, thought to be called 'Skyfall', for some time - will fulfil his lifelong dream playing the next bond villain in the 23rd instalment of the British spy franchise.

The 42 year-old star told US news show 'Nightline': "I'm a huge fan of the James Bond saga. When I was little, I went watching Mr. Connery doing James Bond with my father. I saw all of them, so to play that is going to be fun. Who in the world would think I'd be in one of those movies?"

It will be the first villainous role for Javier since the hugely successful 'No Country For Old Men' in 2007 and he admits that he is drawn to the darker roles and finds them strangely alluring.

He said: "Evil can be very seductive. Maybe I will go home saying, 'I have the world in my hands"

Despite his excitement, the Spanish actor is staying tight-lipped over the details of his character but admits he would not be doing the film if he was not intrigued by the direction Sam Mendes will be taking it.

He said: "They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.

"They're changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic. I'd be playing Bond's nemesis, yes, but it's not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced. It's very intriguing."

Daniel Craig will be returning as the leading man in the film.


Tags: Javier Bardem - Daniel Craig - James Bond - Sam Mendes

Subscribe to Javier Bardem alerts

More Javier Bardem

The Gunman Trailer

He's worked for the same company for years, and one day he is asked to work late. What his wife doesn't know, however, is that...

Javier Bardem Is Reportedly Set To Star As Villain Opposite Johnny Depp In 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5´

It seems Jack Sparrow has found a new enemy as Javier Bardem, who has played many memorable bad guy roles, is reportedly set to star...

Automata Trailer

Jacq Vaucan (Antonio Banderas) is working as an insurance agent for ROC Robotics Corporation in the dystopian world of 2044. In a world where human...

Ryan Kavanaugh Joins In With Criticism Against Cruz, Bardem Over Pro-Palestine Stance

Several Hollywood big names have already spoken out on Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s open letter on the Israel-Palestine conflict, including Jon Voight, and...


Jon Voight and Jackie Mason slam Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem over pro-Palestinian letter

Hollywood celebrities have never been ones to shy away from getting involved with foreign policy and world affairs, and the current bloodshed in Gaza is...

These Celebrity Doppelgängers Prove The Existence Of A Celebrity Factory

We’re starting to suspect that there’s only a handful of famous people, but that they each just have a few different aliases. We’ve never been...

Chiwetel Ejiofor To Play James Bond Villain In 'Bond 24'?

Chiwetel Ejiofor is being considered for a part in the upcoming James Bond movie as the villain. The 12 Years A Slave actor is not...

Leighton Meester Marries Adam Brody: 10 Couples Who Kept Their Wedding Secret

We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over...



Javier Bardem Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Javier Bardem

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All