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Add Game of Thrones' Daenerys to List of Actresses Who Want to Play Bond

"I have a lot of unrealised dreams. I would love to play Jane Bond. My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt about it," said Emilia Clarke

  | May 31, 2016 12:38 IST (London)
Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke in a still from Game of Thrones.

Highlights

  • Emilia Clarke stars as Daenerys Targaryen in TV series Game of Thrones
  • "I would love to play Jane Bond," said Emilia Clarke
  • Emilia Clarke will soon be seen in upcoming movie Me Before You
Amid rumours that actor Tom Hiddleston is in talks to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has revealed that she wants to be the first female actress to portray the iconic British superspy.
The 29-year-old actress has revealed that one of her biggest professional ambitions is to break new ground by becoming the first woman to star as the iconic secret agent, reported dailystar.co.uk.
"I have a lot of unrealised dreams. I would love to play Jane Bond. My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt about it," Ms Clarke said.
In an interview to Complex magazine, actress Priyanka Chopra said: "I get that all the time. But @*#% that, I wanna be Bond." Priyanka plays the role of main antagonist Victoria Leeds in her Hollywood debut Baywatch. Her role was originally written for a male actor.
The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson made headlines after suggesting that she could replace Mr Craig as 007 and be called Jane Bond. This is what she tweeted on May 21:
 
Ms Clarke is currently promoting her first major leading role in director Thea Sharrock's Me Before You, which is an adaption of a romantic novel of the same name written by Jojo Moyes.
 

 
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