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Mark Strong Shoots Down Bond 24 Rumors

November 3, 2014 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
James Bond

A rumor popped up at the end of September claiming that Mark Strong would be playing the villain in the upcoming James Bond film. That rumor, which was the result of a photo Strong took with Daniel Craig, has now been put to rest. Strong told MI6 that the speculation is merely that and he won’t be playing a role in the Sam Mendes-directed film.

“Daniel is a very good friend of mine,” said Strong. “We’ve known each other for years and he’s a godfather to my eldest child. The reason these rumours came about is because recently we went on a walking tour together in the Atlas Mountains. We took some time off to have some friend time; we hadn’t seen each other for ages. Busy schedules mean you can’t see each other and don’t see your mates for a long time. And we went walking together. Someone took a picture and everybody’s come to the conclusion I must be the new bad guy in the new Bond movie!”

He continued on, saying that he understood the rumors since he plays so many villains and espionage agents. “For some reason I played bad guys for a while, for a few years. I don’t quite know what’s happened but now it’s spies! “I was a spy in Body of Lies, a film I did with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio; he was the head of the Jordanian secret service. In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy I was a spy. In The Imitation Game, that’s coming out with Benedict Cumberbatch, I’m a spy. Secret Service that I’m doing with Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth, I’m another spy. I mean, it’s unbelievable. I don’t know quite what’s happening but there’s a whole spy thing going on.”

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