Dougray Scott: I'm too old for James Bond
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 November 2015
Scottish actor Dougray Scott has admitted he is "too old" to play James Bond
Dougray Scott is "too old" to play James Bond.
The 49-year-old actor was tipped to take on the iconic role before Daniel Craig landed the part, but when the current 007 departs the franchise, the Scotsman doesn't think he'll be in consideration again.
He said: "I'll be too old [for Bond] when Daniel has finished!"
Instead, Dougray would love to see 'Luther' actor Idris Elba portray the suave spy.
He told Britain's Star magazine: "Idris Elba would be interesting. He's terrific."
The 'Vatican Tapes' star insists he has no regrets about the way his career has panned out.
He said: "I think about things I should have done differently, but not about roles I've missed.
"My Plan B was to play football but I wasn't good enough. Acting just felt right."
Daniel recently revealed he's not contracted to stay on for the next installment of the spy-action movie series and he's allowed to decide whether he stays or moves on after 'Spectre'.
Daniel - who first played Bond in 'Casino Royale' in 2006 - said: "I have the right to change my mind any time I want. And sometimes I say things, like I did when I was asked two days after I just finished shooting for eight months, 'Would I do another one?'"
Despite the furore he caused when he admitted he'd rather "slash" his wrists than play 007 again, the hunk explained it's how he felt at the time and he doesn't "care" about the backlash.
He reflected: "That's what was on my mind, and I said what was on my mind. It's the way I've always spoken. But as I said, I reserve the right to change my mind.
"I don't go on the internet. I don't listen to gossip and I don't really care. This is my job and all I am thinking of."