After over half a century of James Bond movies, six actors have officially played 007. But every now and then a big star reveals they were considered or even had a meeting, before missing out. Now Angel Has Fallen star Gerard Butler has revealed he had a meeting to play James bond around 20 years ago. Appearing on Roman Kemp’s Capital Breakfast show today, the 49-year-old was asked if he’d like to play Bond.
Butler replied: “No. I had a meeting for it like 20 years ago. Now I think I’m at a nice ripe old age where they won’t be coming back my way which is fine.”
Kemp said: “But take that, that’s it, you’ve got the meeting and you can be like ‘yeah I was asked. Turned it down.’”
While Butler added: “Listen, here’s the thing, you know what I love is – and I love Bond, I grew up on Bond – but the cool thing with this [the ‘Fallen’ franchise] is that we created our own franchise.
“We created our own Bond and