Potential 007 actors have to nail this one Bond scene in the audition 2 months ago

Potential 007 actors have to nail this one Bond scene in the audition

Is there an actor that you believe could do this scene justice?

Ever since Daniel Craig announced that No Time to Die would be his last outing as 007, there has been fierce debate about who should be the next James Bond.

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Various names have been thrown out by fans including major stars like Cillian Murphy, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, as well as a number of other up-and-coming actors.

One thing seems for sure though - whoever winds up seriously in the running for the role will have to nail one particular Bond scene in their audition, according to producer on the franchise Michael G. Wilson.

Deadline reports that, during an event to mark the upcoming James Bond Day on 5 October, Wilson revealed that those auditioning to play the spy must perform the sequence from the Sean Connery-starring From Russia with Love where Bond meets Soviet military clerk Tatiana Romanova (played by Daniela Bianchi) for the first time.

"We always use the same scene … and that’s the one in From Russia With Love where Bond comes back after the assassination to his room, and he starts taking off his shirt, goes into the room to bathe, then he hears something, takes his gun, goes in and the girl’s in the bed,” he said.

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”That was the test we use. Anyone who can bring that scene off is right for Bond. It’s tough to do.”

Clip via Cpt.Cybernaut

According to Deadline, Wilson also revealed that the casting process to find the next Bond has not yet begun "no matter what others tell you".

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That said, he did state that younger actors will not be in the running for the role.

”We’ve tried looking at younger people in the past but trying to visualise it doesn’t work," he explained.

"Remember, Bond’s already a veteran, he’s had some experience – he’s a person who has been through the wars, so to speak. He’s probably been in the SAS or something.

"He isn’t some kid out of high school that you can bring in and start off. That’s why it works for a thirty-something.”

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