Believe it or not, Harry Styles could cement his place in the world of Hollywood if he is chosen to become the new James Bond and film editor Lee Smith, who edited the 2015 Bond film, Spectre, has revealed that the former One Direction star could very well nab the role of the iconic action character.
In an interview at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards via the Daily Star, Smith shared his thoughts on the possibility of Styles becoming the new bond. "Harry could do it," the editor, who is good friends with the new Bond director, Christopher Nolan, revealed. "If they wanted a younger Bond then why not? He has got it."
If you follow the Bond franchise, you know that Daniel Craig, who is 49 years-old, is set to play Bond one more time, which means his replacement is not expected until 2022. If Styles were to land the role, he'll be 28-years-old by that time, making him the youngest Bond in history. Still, let's not forget that the youngest actor to-date to portray 007 was George Lazenby at just 30-years-old. He starred in only one Bond movie: 1969's On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Worried about Styles' inexperience as an actor? Smith said that his age nor lack of acting chops will pose a problem, particularly because of his breakout role in Nolan's Dunkirk. "You would never know that was his first film," he contested. "Harry is really good. You would have thought you were dealing with a guy with many years of experience."
With Craig expecting to wrap up his role as Bond after the next film, names like Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and even Billy Elliot have been tossed around for the 007 replacement.
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