Many names have been floated as the next James Bond after Daniel Craig hinted he would be quitting the iconic role soon.
Tom Hardy has now thrown himself into the race as well, but fears that talking about it could backfire and get blacklisted.
- Speaking to the Daily Beast, the 39-year-old admitted: "If I mention it, it’s gone."
- He explained: "You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t possibly comment on that one!"
- Hardy was happy to throw his support behind Inception director Christopher Nolan, however, who has revealed some interest in taking over the franchise.
- "Oh, wow, Chris would be amazing!" Hardy gushed. "Wow, that would be cool. That would be so cool."