>>844 Goodness, talk about perpetuating the talk. People are going to keep asking him about Bond - he needs to come up with better answers than what I've heard so far. And he needs to ditch the 'awww shucks' way of answering it. When an interviewer on the RC suggested he could make a good Bond, TH actually blessed him for saying it. If he wants to be Bond (I think he does), well, Bond doesn't bless people.
Stock answer: 'Listen (shows a Bond-like forcefulness), if you're British, wear suits and have a penis, you're going to be linked to Bond. I'm British, I wear suits and I have a penis - just ask the co-star of my latest movie, she's seen it (shows Bond-like alley cat morals). So while the talk is flattering, it's just talk, nothing more.' (And then DON'T babble on about how much you liked Bond when you were in short pants!)
'If I had been Bond, Judi Dench's M would still be alive.'