He hasn’t said “yes” yet, but Javier Bardem is seriously, and excitedly, thinking about the offer he received over the weekend to star opposite Daniel Craig in the next installment of the James Bond franchise.
The actor confirmed to the LA Times suspicions that the role he was offered is indeed that of the villain of the new film, but that the role will be different than how it has been seen in the franchise in the past.
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.
Bardem conceded that he has not read a script for the film yet and that his acceptance of the role will be based on whether it holds up to how director Sam Mendes described the part when the two meet about the film.