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Monday 22 September 2014

Cavill: Don't need Brit to play 007

Henry Cavill once auditioned to play James Bond himself

James Bond could one day be played by an American, Man of Steel's Henry Cavill has predicted.

The actor, 30, is one of many British stars to have landed roles of American superheroes in recent years.

Now Henry, who lost out to Daniel Craig when he auditioned for the role of 007 in 2005, has said he sees no reason why a US actor couldn't play the suave British spy.

He told Reuters: "As long as I can do it (play Clark Kent) convincingly, as long as I can play an American well enough, then I'm okay with that.

"I wouldn't mind if an American played Bond, as long as he's good and played the role right."

The way might still be open for Henry to play Bond.

Last year, GoldenEye and Casino Royale director Martin Campbell said the The Tudors star Henry had given a great screen test and it was difficult to choose between him and Daniel.

"Perhaps Henry Cavill was too young for it then, he was 22 at the time we auditioned for Casino Royale, but maybe he could still be James Bond in the future, after all, Pierce Brosnan did a great screen test only to eventually get the part years later," he said.

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