Riz guns for Bond
RISING star Riz Ahmed wants the chance to battle Daniel Craig in the new James Bond movie.
Riz, who will learn this weekend if he will win an Emmy for his role in The Night Of, fancies himself as a villain.
Daniel will return to play 007 for a final time with filming starting next year, but scriptwriters are still thrashing out the plot.
And Londoner Riz, 34, wants to be involved. He said: “Of course. Who doesn’t want to be a Bond villain? It sounds like fun.”
The actor, who also starred in Rogue One, says he would enjoy fighting Daniel. But he added: “I think we would know who would win that fight…me.”
The star said he was glad to have broken into Hollywood at a time when black, Asian and Muslim actors are not simply dismissed as being the bad guys.
He said he would have quit acting if that dynamic had not changed.
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