Tom Hiddleston says that the Bond whisper that currently surround him are ‘overwhelming’ and wants all of the rumours to stop.
Ever since Hiddleston starred in BBC drama, The Night Manager, his name has been thrown into the hat to take over the role of James Bond – even though Daniel Craig has not officially ruled himself out of returning to this iconic character.
Hiddleston is now up there with favourite Tom Hardy but the British actor reveals that he has not met with anyone about taking over the part.
Speaking to Reuters at the premiere of The Night Manager in LA, the actor said: “People have very strong opinions about Bond and why shouldn’t they? But it’s difficult to talk about because it’s a completely unreal conversation in a way.
I haven’t spoken to anyone who makes those films. It’s just an idea in people’s minds so it’s quite hard to engage with because it hasn’t come from me if that makes sense.
It’s odd because it’s becoming overwhelming – not the thing of it, but the number of people per day who bring it up, it’s actually becoming a weird thing to deal with.
I feel like, I want to just make it stop because I have no power over it, but that’s what being famous is. You have no power over other people’s opinions.”
Hardy, Idris Elba and Damian Lewis have been linked to the role for some time but Hiddleston has only been linked to the role within in the last few weeks – fans of The Night Manager have been calling for the popular actor to take over from Craig.
We last saw Craig as Bond in Spectre last year and while it has been rumoured for some time that this would be his last outing as 007, he has not officially walked away from the role.
As for Hiddleston, The Night Manager has been met with acclaim. The series was based on the John le Carre novel of the same name and saw the actor star alongside Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki and Tom Hollander.
He is set to reprise the role of Loki later this year when filming on Thor; Ragnarok gets under way. We have not him take on this role since Thor: The Dark World in 2013. Last week Hiddleston hinted that this could be the last time that we see him play the god of mischief.