Dominic Cooper: I'd love to be the next James Bond
The 40-year-old actor has revealed he would relish the opportunity to replace Daniel Craig as the iconic British spy.
LONDON - London-born actor Dominic Cooper has confessed he would "love" to be the next James Bond.
The 40-year-old actor has revealed he would relish the opportunity to replace Daniel Craig as the iconic British spy, especially as he previously portrayed the fictional character's creator, author Ian Fleming, in the 2014 TV mini-series Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond.
Asked whether he'd be interested in the coveted role, Dominic explained: "I'd love to. He's an astonishing character. I've been privileged enough to play Ian Fleming, I learned a lot about him, the attitude he had towards, and what he thought of, the character."
Cooper also revealed he appreciates what the Broccoli family - who control the rights to the films - have done with the franchise in recent years.
He explained that although the character has largely remained the same, Bond is still "appealing to a modern-day audience".
Speaking to _Attitude _magazine, Cooper continued: "I love James Bond, he plays in every English boy's childhood memory. I had the original Aston Martin DB5 as a toy car. As long as I felt I could bring something else to it, do something dynamic, I'd love the challenge."
Meanwhile, Cooper has insisted he had no issues being reunited with ex-girlfriend Amanda Seyfried for 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'.
The duo played young couple Sky and Sophie in the 2008 hit Mamma Mia! and Cooper - who dated the actress on and off until 2010 - has revealed he was "OK" working with her on the follow-up film.
The actor - who split from Ruth Negga in April - said: "She's a friend. It was always going to be OK. You just have to be delicate with those situations.
"She's married now and has a beautiful child. We knew we were going to be working together (again) on a set, going back to a part which was certainly going to remind us of 10 years earlier, but I know her family, I know her mum, who was there a lot.
"It was a pleasant atmosphere. It was really interesting to see how different our lives are after 10 years. It is a long time and it was nice to spend time (with her)."