Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT | By IANS

When Bardem turned down James Bond role

Javier Bardem reveals he had no qualms about turning down the offer of playing James Bond.

When Bardem turned down James Bond role (© Reuters)

London: Javier Bardem, who plays the villain in the latest Bond film ‘Skyfall’, once turned down an offer to play James Bond, but he does not regret the decision.

The 43-year-old felt it was not the right time to take on the role of the 007 agent a few years ago, but he was keen to get involved with the franchise this time around because of the "powerful" script.

"Years ago, I was. I don't remember what movie it was for. But yeah, it just was not that time. I didn't feel that it was the time for me to do something like that," Contactmusic quoted Bardem as saying.

"And also, I was doing something else, so I passed. This time, when I read it, I felt that it was very powerful material, and I wanted to join (a Bond movie)," he added.

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