During an interview with London Evening Standard, Ron Perlman, who portrayed Hellboy in the Hellboy movies and Clay Morrow on Sons of Anarchy, stated that he would love to be a Bond Villain.
In the interview, Perlman had lots to say about past Bond villians, like Goldfinger.
“I would love to be in a Bond movie. That would be an honour and a thrill. The Bond franchise has created some wonderful three-dimensional characters, especially the bad guys, starting with Goldfinger. That dude was memorable and the one that Mads Mikkelsen played in Casino Royale.”
Perlman went on to talk about Daniel Craig, who is the 7th actor to portray James Bond, and the fact that Sean Connery was one of his heroes.
“He’s a great Bond. He’s second only to Connery for me. We all got spoiled when Sean invented the character because he brings so much to it. It’s really hard to find somebody who is that multifaceted, that interesting and that much of a man’s man.”
Shooting on the 24th Bond film starts in October, and Daniel Craig will be reprising his role as James Bond. Another notable actor who has expressed interest in playing a Bond villain, is Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. However, Variety has reported that Chiwetel Ejiofor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in ’12 Years a Slave’, is being courted by MGM and Sony, to play James Bond’s next nemesis.
Firstly, I dig Chiwetel Ejiofor. I’ve liked him ever since he played The Operative, in ‘Serenity’. He’s a phenomenal actor, and plays a really great bad guy.
Secondly, I think Daniel Radcliffe has the acting chops to pull off the role of a Bond Villain. I think he has done a very good job of distancing himself from the iconic Harry Potter, and has been very careful to choose roles that sets him apart from that world. I would very much enjoy seeing him as a Bond Villain, but sadly…or hilariously (depending on how you look at it), the internet would get involved, and that movie, no matter its official title, would be called “Harry Potter and the Spy Who Loved Me”…don’t laugh, you know I’m right.
Finally, I absolutely love Ron Perlman. He is a fantastic actor, and the work he did to bring Hellboy to life, has served to place him as one of my favorite actors of all time. Perlman’s work on Sons of Anarchy was brilliant, and I have never loved and hated a bad guy so much as I did, with Clay Morrow. I sincerely hope we get to see Ron Perlman as a Bond Villain.
What do you think? What kind of Bond Villain would Ron Perlman be? Let me know in the comments section below.