Melbourne: Sam Worthington has revealed that he would never play the role of James Bond, if Daniel Craig decides to hang his boots from the movie franchise.
The 35-year-old actor, who is famous for his role in ‘Avatar’ had earlier made the final-three list of actors to replace Pierce Brosnan as 007 in 2005, and is still in the running for the top 3 actors to replace Craig.
But now, having become one of the world’s most in-demand actors, Worthington wouldn’t have a bar of Bond, just as he wasn’t interested when he was approached to replace Matt Damon in the Bourne spy series.
“We talked about it and part of me goes, ‘That’s a franchise that has been created and helped along by other people,’” the Daily Telegraph quoted the actor as saying.
“What intrigues me more is the chance to start my own franchise and put my own stamp on a character that is iconic rather than just jumping on something that is already established.
“I like the risk of getting my own one going,” he added.