The Spanish actor in line for the role of the nemesis in 007′s forthcoming adventure, currently dubbed Bond 23, is not staying tight lipped about the possibility.
Bardem spoke to the LA Times quite openly today about his meeting with James Bond 23 director Sam Mendes and the possibility of taking the role.
“I’m a huge fan of the James Bond saga,” Bardem says. “When I was little, I went watching Mr. Connery doing James Bond with my father. Who in the world would think I’d be in one of those movies?”
“They’re changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic,” Bardem says. “I’d be playing Bond’s nemesis, yes, but it’s not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced. It’s very intriguing.”
Known as an actor who does not accept roles lightly, Bardem will be considering this offer (and the script) very carefully… although, the actor admitted he was drawn to the idea of being a villain: “Evil can be very seductive,” he jokes.