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Mark Strong Says He Flunked An Audition To Play James Bond




Mark Strong recounted his “terrible” experience auditioning for the role of 007 on Sky’s There’s Something About Movies‘.

Strong claimed the audition was to replace the then-James Bond, Pierce Brosnan.

“I learned the lines and to celebrate I went out for a drink and I got pissed.” Strong confessed. “I overdid it and the next day I was severely hungover.”

“I started, then I just forgot my lines, couldn’t remember what they were and they all just kind of fell apart. I was sweating, it was a terrible experience, but I really learned from it.”


Amusingly, Strong added that, “the guy I was out the night before getting pissed with, was Daniel Craig. So I blame him!”

Mark Strong is best known for his role in the acclaimed Kingsmen franchise, as well as roles in films such as Sherlock Holmes and Shazam.

Strong’s interest in the Bond franchise isn’t exclusive to playing the lead spy-extraordinaire. In an interview on This Morning in 2019, Strong admitted: “I would love to be a Bond Villain.”

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