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'That's a bait': Ryan Reynolds responds to his comments about James Bond

Ryan Reynolds had quipped about his desire to be the next James Bond succeeding Daniel Craig.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 23, 2021
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After causing a stir when he hinted at being the next James Bond, Ryan Reynolds has explained his stand on taking on the iconic role. Fans of 007 were left terrified, according to E! News, when the actor claimed in an interview with a news source that they were rumoured to be looking for a new Bond. He asked if they would mind a Canadian who drank gin and tonic instead of a martini. If that's the case, the actor is game, Reynolds quipped. 

His remarks came shortly after Daniel Craig's final mission as a secret agent was completed earlier this year. Ryan has since clarified that he was joking during the interview, tweeting that he promised he was not even somewhat serious there, along with a GIF that said, "That's bait."

Additionally, after entrepreneur Vincenzo Landino tweeted that if the Bond series is going to try anything radical, he presented his own 007 with Reynolds' photo. To which the Deadpool star responded with three simple words: "No, no, no."

Reynolds' stance on not pursuing the role of the next James Bond is similar to one he expressed in October when he announced that he would be taking a sabbatical from acting after wrapping on Spirited, Apple TV+'s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

The actor is taking a break from acting to spend more time with his wife, actor Blake Lively, and their three daughters, James, Inez, and Betty.

In early November, the Green Lantern actor told The Hollywood Reporter about his choice that he is simply attempting to free up some room for his family. The actor shared that one doesn't get that time back, believe it or not.

Reynolds' latest outing is Red Notice, released on Netflix and co-starring Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot. The film has been one of the most viewed films on the streaming platform. 

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