Luke Evans Says Bond Fans ‘Don’t Care What He Does In Bedroom’

Luke Evans has addressed the rumours about him being the first gay James Bond.
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Luke Evans has addressed the rumours about him being the first gay James Bond.

The 43-year-old actor has recently been touted to replace Daniel Craig as the iconic British spy.

Speaking to Bustle, he was asked if audiences were ready for a gay Bond, to which he questioned if ‘fans care enough’ about the character in the bedroom.

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Evans added: “I don’t know what the current temperature is with audiences, whether they care enough to worry about what James Bond does in the bedroom.

“I don’t think it really matters at all to the character if I’m really honest.”

The Beauty and the Beast star had previously put his name forward for the role, saying he ‘would jump at the chance’ if the role ever got offered to him.

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Speculation over who will be playing the next Bond has been mounting ever since Craig announced last year’s No Time To Die would bring an end to his 15-year tenure in the tuxedo.

Names like Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, Tom Holland, and Rege-Jean Page have all been touted for the role.

A long-time producer has shut down rumours that it could possibly be a woman.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she said: “I think it will be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond.

“I believe in making characters for women and not just having women play men’s roles. I don’t think there are enough great roles for women, and it’s very important to me that we make movies for women about women. He should be British, so British can be any [ethnicity or race].”

Idris Elba has been a long-term favourite for the role, however, John Boyega admitted in a recent interview that he would be surprised if the next Bond is played by a Black actor.

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The Star Wars actor said: “When you’re Black, I don’t know how that goes. You as a white man grew up in a society as a white man and that’s normal. 

“That’s normal to you. Even the mention of a Black Bond is like ‘Oh, OK’. 

“I don’t necessarily believe that but if that’s what they’re doing then that is very surprising to me.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.