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James Bond villain Javier Bardem refused to play 007

IANS  London, November 09, 2012
First Published: 14:09 IST(9/11/2012) | Last Updated: 14:34 IST(9/11/2012)

Actor Javier Bardem, who plays the villain in latest Bond film Skyfall, once turned down an offer to play James Bond, but he does not regret the decision.

The 43-year-old felt it was not the right time to take on the role of the 007 agent a few years ago, but he was keen to get involved with the franchise this time around because of the powerful script.

Javier"Years ago, I was. I don't remember what movie it was for. But yeah, it just was not that time. I didn't feel that it was the time for me to do something like that," quoted Bardem as saying.

"And also, I was doing something else, so I passed. This time, when I read it, I felt that it was very powerful material, and I wanted to join (a Bond movie)," he added.

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