Asked whether he’d be interested in the role, Gangs of London star Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù smiles – it’s clearly not the first time the idea has been put to him. (At time of writing, Dìrísù is currently 16/1 odds to star as the secret agent next.)
“That question is going around a lot more recently, because No Time to Die has just come out,” he said while promoting new film Mothering Sunday. “[It] is an excellent film, I was really fortunate to get to go to the premiere of it, it was such a grand occasion.
And, finally, part three! I asked Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù how he feels about being attached to James Bond, as well as any other roles/genres he’d like to play across his career. (He quite wants to do a sci-fi, which would be neat.)
I’ll be interested to see if he does end up playing Bond – I definitely got the sense that he knew more than he was telling me, he’d clearly met Barbara Broccoli before. We shall see…!