EGERTON DREAMS OF BEING BOND
HOLLYWOOD star Taron Egerton has admitted it would be “amazing” to play James Bond if he was asked.
The 27-year-old, who grew up on Anglesey and later Ceredigion, was speaking at the world premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle in London’s Leicester Square.
He said reviving the role of unlikely spy hero Eggsy was a “nice alternative” to the suave and sophisticated Bond, but hinted he would consider switching if the opportunity arose.
“I don’t know how much better he is – I think he’s quite a nice alternative,” he said.
“Bond is eternally super-cool and clean cut and sharp. Eggsy is too, but Eggsy doesn’t always get it right and I think that’s the fun of Eggsy, he’s not quite formed yet.
“Maybe one day he’ll be James Bond, but for now, he isn’t.”
Merseyside-born Egerton spent much of his childhood in Llanfairpwll, attending the village primary school before moving to Aberystwyth when he was 12.
But he would not be the region’s first James Bond, with Colwyn Bay-born Timothy Dalton having portrayed 007 in both The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.
Asked if he would like to throw his hat into the ring for the part of the world’s best known spy, Egerton confirmed: “If I was asked, yeah.”