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My Atomic Blonde character is anti-Bond, he is everything Bond isn’t: James McAvoy

Insisting that the role of famous onscreen spy James Bond would suit him, James McAvoy said his character in Atomic Blonde - a spy named David Percival - is “everything Bond isn’t”.

hollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2017 10:04 IST
This image released by Focus Features shows James McAvoy in Atomic Blonde.
This image released by Focus Features shows James McAvoy in Atomic Blonde.(AP)

Hollywood actor James McAvoy has said he is not keen on the idea of playing James Bond as he doesn’t think the role wouldn’t suit him. The 38-year-old actor said he has no interest in being Daniel Craig’s successor. “Have I been in the running? (Is it the dream role for actors?) Apparently so but not for me. It wouldn’t work, he wouldn’t suit me,” McAvoy said.

The actor plays a covert spy, David Percival, opposite Charlize Theron in Cold War thriller Atomic Blonde. When asked about the difference between his character and Bond, McAvoy told Skynews that his Atomic Blonde character is “anti-Bond”. “He’s the anti-Bond. He doesn’t wear a suit, he doesn’t drink martinis. Well, maybe he does - he drinks a lot. I’m sure martinis have been in there somewhere. He smokes, does large amounts of drugs and he’s riddled with sexual infections - some not even known to man. He’s not in your typical guise of a spy - he’s everything Bond isn’t and loves it, and he probably loves the spy game a little too much,” he said.

James McAvoy in a still from Atomic Blonde.

“There isn’t as much effort put into the actual goal. We’re dissecting the glamorous side of spying with Charlize and then the crustier hobo perspective with my character. It feels very balanced,’ the actor added.

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