Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Craig was best for Bond: Henry Cavill

'Man of Steel' star Henry Cavill talks about James Bond role and future film projects.


Craig was best for Bond: Henry Cavill (© Reuters)

London: Actor Henry Cavill, who was the runner-up for James Bond's role, says Daniel Craig was a far better choice than him.

The 'Man of Steel' actor was upset at missing out on the part after getting down to the final audition but said 45-year-old Daniel, who has portrayed the iconic charter in 'Casino Royale', 'Quantum of Solace' and 'Skyfall', has been fantastic in the role, reported Contactmusic.

"When I wasn't selected for Bond, I was very disappointed. I'd turned down a leading role in '300' because it was down to Daniel Craig and me, and auditioning for Bond took all my focus.

"The choice was between a younger Bond and one closer to his 40s, which is to say, Daniel Craig. But I've seen what Daniel did and I think the Bond producers made the right choice. He's fantastic," Cavill said.

Cavill has since landed the role of Superman in 'Man of Steel', a part he missed out on when he auditioned for the 2006 movie 'Superman Returns', and is hoping he can afford to be more selective when it comes to future film parts.

"Hopefully, a bigger profile and more opportunities for work. The thing is people believe that actors are able to choose their roles, but most of the time we're just taking the jobs we can get.

"Now I potentially get the luxury of choice - not every job's a good job," he said.

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