Who will the new Bond actor be? Though the topic is highly debatable following Daniel Craig's exit, new rumors suggest that Lucien Laviscount might be the lucky gentleman.
The British actor made us collectively swoon and sigh during the emotional Emily in Paris season 3 ending. Miss Cooper was on the fence about where she stood with Alfie (Laviscount's character in the Netflix series), but fans were totally on board with their romance—and they certainly like the thought of him in a tux like Bond.
According to reports, producer Barbara Broccoli, who holds the rights to the famous spy franchise, is toying with a transformation of sorts: casting a man in his 30s who's been through some serious (fictional) adventure, but still has a long way to go.
"It’s not just about casting an actor for a film. It’s about a reinvention, and 'Where are we taking it? What do we want to do with the character,'" she told Variety in September 2022. "And then, once we figure that out, who’s the right person for that particular reinvention?"
Will Lucien Laviscount be the new Bond actor?
At the time of publication, the new Bond actor hasn't been confirmed, but Laviscount's age, portfolio and dashing looks make him a contender. He's not the only Netflix hotshot who was in the running. The Regé-Jean Page Bond role suspicions arose last year after the massive success of Bridgerton.
To add to the roster of potential 007s, reports from Collider suggest that another young British actor, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, met with Broccoli to discuss the possibility of filling Craig's shoes—a report that emerged one day after the Laviscount rumors.
"It’s an evolution,” Broccoli further told Variety about the role. "Bond is evolving just as men are evolving."
So, we have to ask: should he take on the project, what does this mean for Emily in Paris season 4? Decisions, decisions!
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