Stephen Hawking wants to play a Bond villain
Stephen Hawking wants to play a Bond villain and believes his computerised voice would make him perfect for the role
Stephen Hawking wants to play a Bond villain.
The 72-year-old scientist and author - who has made a number of on-screen cameos in the past - has confessed his "ideal" role would be playing "a baddie in a James Bond film".
The wheelchair-bound physicist believes his computerised voice - through which he has communicated since becoming almost entirely paralysed by motor neuron disease - makes him perfect for the part.
He told Wired magazine: "My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film.
"I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part."
Hawking - who is the subject of the upcoming biopic 'The Theory of Everything' starring Eddie Redmayne - appeared in 'Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go' over the summer while the comedy troupe performed at the O2 Arena in London.
Monty Python star Eric Idle said it was a "lovely" experience starring alongside Hawking in the show.
He told Rolling Stone: "In some of the outtakes, I'm playing [Hawking] the 'Galaxy Song' and I keep making him smile; it's lovely.
"It's not easy to make him smile because he doesn't have much range of movement, but I see his mouth go up and it's just great."