Australian actor Hugh Jackman has admitted that he definitely has regrets about turning down the chance to play James Bond. Hugh was approached to be the new James Bond, replacing Pierce Brosnan, but he rejected the role, which later went to Daniel Craig.
Jackman told The Sun, “At the time it was wrong for me, but when I saw Daniel (Craig) in the movie I thought maybe I should have been more interested, because it was great. But I am great mates with Daniel. When he was in Australia we caught up and, you know, no-one could have played Bond better.”
He then joked, “I will just wait. The good thing about Daniel is he’s, what, 62 now, isn’t he? He’s falling apart at the seams. So I just keep telling him, ‘I’m ready, whenever you want to let him (Bond) go, I’m ready.’ The good thing is I have also got a British passport.”
Hugh Jackman can next be seen, starring alongside Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, in the movie Les Miserables, which is released in the US on December 25 and then in the UK on January 11, 2013.