Within the years main as much as “Casino Royale,” Sam Heughan had appeared in a handful of performs and cleaning soap opera episodes. It might be nearly a decade earlier than he landed the lead position of Jamie Fraser in Starz’s “Outlander,” making his consideration to painting Bond much more spectacular.
The now 42-year-old revealed his memoir, “Waypoints” in 2022, detailing his expertise auditioning for Broccoli throughout a time when he was “shuttling between fruitless auditions in L.A. and London.” In an extract shared by EW, Heughan wrote:
“I went alongside to the Bond HQ and tried out for the casting director. Afterwards, I used to be invited to move as much as the following flooring, the place producer Barbara Broccoli was ready for me, like M, sitting in a leather-based chair throughout a big desk. A reproduction gold revolver served as a centerpiece in entrance of her. The director of ‘On line casino Royale,’ Martin Campbell, was additionally there. We spoke just a little about Scotland and about Bond, learn the scene as soon as, then I left. It was all so fast, the sweat beneath my leather-based jacket simply beginning to type.”
37-year-old Craig could be chosen over the then 25-year-old Heughan. The producers ditched Cavill within the course of, too. Heughan was instructed he wasn’t “edgy sufficient.” The actor struggled with that critique, contemplating it to be a touch upon his character slightly than his appearing expertise. (To be truthful, it form of is.) However the choice additionally doubtless needed to do together with his age.