Bardem Confirms Bond Talks
Javier Bardem confirmed to the Los Angeles Times (via Hollywood Reporter) that he is, indeed, in talks to play the antagonist in Bond 23, as previously reported. The Oscar-winning actor has met with director Sam Mendes to discuss the role, and he's definitely intrigued (he says he's a life-long Bond fan himself), but he's waiting to read the script before he commits. “They’re changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic,” Bardem tells te newspaper. “I’d be playing Bond’s nemesis, yes, but it’s not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced. It’s very intriguing.” I'm thrilled that he sounds so open to it! Here's hoping John Logan's script seals the deal.