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Matthew Rhys reveals how he screwed up his James Bond audition with a joke

Matthew Rhys has added his name to a long list of British actors who, despite their best efforts, could not make Bond.

star of Perry Mason And American Said The Times of London That he managed to screw up his meeting with the producers of 007 when they were looking for a replacement for Pierce Brosnan.

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Rhys told the newspaper he was invited to their offices in the center of London – “very intimidating. We were just told to wear dark suits and read casino Royale.,

The producers asked him what he would do differently with the legendary screen character.

Rhys told many times: “I just remember going, ‘Ahh.’ I didn’t expect that question that much. And then I was like, is this a trick question? Are they waiting for people to go, ‘I’ll do nothing. She’s perfect’?”

And she didn’t think she should say, “Oh, that’s been monotone for a few decades, hasn’t it? I guess we can skip the misogynist jokes,” so she cracked a joke. I will make you lame I said, ‘Lime?’ Nothing. ‘eye patch?’ Nothing.”

Rhys laughed at the prospect of Daniel Craig coming after him and answering the same question, “Gritty reboot? Worked.”

Rhys luckily has a star following of his own after his breakout part Brothers & Sistersand lead roles Perry Mason And American, The latter co-stars Keri Russell, his real-life partner, and the pair have re-teamed for Elizabeth Banks’ 2023 comic horror film. cocaine bear,

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