Though Idris Elba is the top contender to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, the actor appears to be dismissing the rumours in some recent tweets. However, a new actor may also be in the running to play the new Bond – and he’s Asian!
The latest episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” features “Crazy Rich Asians” lead Henry Golding as the guest who was there to promote the recently released movie based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name.
On the show, Golding talks about his high school life and how he went from a hairdresser, to a travel host and now, a Hollywood actor. He even shows off some of his singing chops on the show as he crooned to Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”.
At the end of the interview, Fallon who was amazed by Golding’s life journey suggested that he should be the next James Bond. “I’m telling you, this is first. James Bond is next!” Fallon exclaimed.
Fans seem to be supporting the idea as well especially after watching Golding’s suave performance in “Crazy Rich Asians”. Plus, he looks really good in a tuxedo.
Hey, so I checked around, and apparently there is absolutely no buzz around the idea that Henry Golding should be the next James Bond, so maybe let's use Crazy Rich Asians as an opportunity to change that? pic.twitter.com/7QZeTXG7DL
— Gay Andrew Wheeler (@Wheeler) July 30, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Golding doesn’t seem to be against the idea too as he previously told Esquire Magazine that he “would love to be in a Bond movie”.
So what do you all think? Should he be the next Bond?