How Did Benedict Cumberbatch Ruin His Chance to Play James Bond in a Video Game?
No one can say that Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t having success in both movies and television these days with Star Trek Into Darkness and Sherlock, but the clearly-enunciating Englishman once blew the chance to conquer a third type of media: video games. On top of that, he blew the chance to play English icon James Bond in a video game… all because he didn’t dress for the part!
He reveals, “I once got the chance to play James Bond in a computer game. But when I got to the audition there were men in their late 40s in dinner jackets there. I went in casual wear. I thought I would shake it up though and I started to dive over sofas and do all the gun poses and I did not get a call. I am still waiting.”
Hmm… I can’t say I could see Cumberbatch as Bond anyway, but he could certainly play a Bond villain, especially in a movie. Perhaps his choice of clothing wasn’t the issue after all!