Jonathan Bailey is quickly making it to the top of the list of possible James Bond replacements, and we are here for it!
Since Daniel Craig announced his departure from playing the infamous British spy in the Bond films, the question on everyone’s mind has been: Who will take his place? There are many actors on the list of potential Bonds, but the one we are most excited about is Bridgerton hottie and out actor Jonathan Bailey.
BoyleSports, a betting website, recently added Bailey to their pool of actors who could snag the role of 007. Bailey hasn’t been in the running long and has already secured a top 10 spot. BoyleSports currently has him at number eight.
“He has only been in the betting a few days, but we are already seeing plenty of support so it would be no surprise if his odds shorten further,” a representative said.
Bailey also made the top ten on another Bond list, this time from VegasInsider. That’s right, a gay James Bond could be in our future. To celebrate, I’ll take a martini. Shaken, not stirred (obviously).
Could a Gay Actor Play James Bond?
Though Bond is commonly known as a hyper-masculine womanizer, stars from the franchise have recently spoken out about the possibility of change. And the reviews are positive.
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Attitude recently spoke with No Time to Die actor Ben Wishaw about his role as the gadget master Q. When asked if he would like to see a gay actor play Bond, Wishaw could not contain his excitement.
“God, can you imagine? I mean, it would be quite an extraordinary thing. Of course, I would like to see that.
“I really believe that we should be working towards a world where anyone can play anything, and it would be really thrilling if it didn’t matter about someone’s sexuality to take on a role like this. I think that would be real progress.”
“I think it’s really important [that Bond films reflect the world around them], because whilst these films are essentially fantastical – I mean, you don’t go to a Bond film for real life, it’s spectacle and it’s adrenaline and it’s escapism, I think – I do at the same time believe that it has to be connected to the real world somehow or other.”