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Mark Strong Details Why He Failed A Bond Villain Audition In Brosnan Era

June 5, 2021 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Mark Strong

In an interview with There’s Something About Movies, Mark Strong revealed that he failed an audition to be a James Bond villain during the Pierce Brosnan era due to a hangover.

He said: “And I learned the lines … and to celebrate I went out for a drink, and I got pissed. I overdid it and the next day I was severely hungover. I started, then I just forgot my lines, couldn’t remember what they were and they all just kind of fell apart. I was sweating, it was a terrible experience — but I really learned from it. The irony was, the guy I was out the night before getting pissed with was Daniel Craig. So I blame him!

Craig, of course, would end up getting the role of Bond himself in 2005.

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