While Bella Swan sounds like it could be a Bond girl name, but don’t expect a Twilight/James Bond crossover anytime soon. At least, not if Skyfall star Daniel Craig has his druthers about it. During a recent on-camera interview with the incredibly Australian morning radio duo The Kyle and Jackie O Show, the co-hosts asked Craig about his feelings on Didgeridoos and if he knows if he’s played Knifey Spoony before. Okay, not true. They actually asked him about whether he’d like for Kristen Stewart, who recently said she’d entertain the idea of being a Bond girl, to be his next leading lady. “No,” Craig answered quickly, adding, “She’s in Twilight.”
Relax, Twihards, he kids, he kids. (Come on, didn’t you see him on Saturday Night Live?) Craig promptly returned with a very devilishly Bond-like smile, “I have no problem with Kristen Stewart being in Twilight; I’m being nasty. I’m only saying that because [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is] coming out this weekend, so we’re in direct competition with them. I’m sure she’d make a great Bond girl.” Well, she’s definitely got a look that could kill.
Stewart’s franchise flick Breaking Dawn — Part 2 bested Craig’s Skyfall at the box office last weekend when the vampire drama bumped Bond from the top spot with a staggering $141.3 million intake. To date, Skyfall has brought in $161.3 million at the U.S. box office alone.
The Stewart-as-a-Bond-girl exchange starts around the 2:20 mark, but you might want to stick around to hear Craig say “I wouldn’t know a One Direction song if it sat on my face” a little later in the clip. This guy loves him modern pop culture, doesn’t he? Watch the interview here.
Do you think the two massive franchises should cross-pollinate and consider having Kristen Stewart as a Bond girl? After all, Jennifer Lawrence has pulled off double franchise duty with The Hunger Games and X-Men. Or should Stewart, who clearly grew weary of doing Twilight promotion over the years, stick with smaller projects for everyone’s sake? Share in the comments section below.
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