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At Cinema Blend, we don't trade much in celebrity gossip. However, every once in a while we can't help but be entertained by it. There's a story going around that Taylor Swift wants to be a Bond girl, and the entire theory is so insane, we wish it was true. How badly does Taylor Swift want a role in the next James Bond movie? Apparently bad enough to start dating a guy who might get the part in order to increase her chances.
Cards on the table. This rumor comes courtesy of an unnamed source and it's being reported by TMZ, so... yeah, solid source. The best part of it all though, is the "Aliens at Roswell" level thinking that's gone into it. According to the rumor, Calvin Harris, the former Mr. Taylor Swift, believes that the entire reason that Swift began dating the Thor actor was because she really wants to be a Bond girl in the next film. We told you it was crazy.
First thing's first. If this actually turns out to be true, then they shouldn't cast Taylor Swift as a Bond girl, they should cast her a Bond villain because this is some diabolical, evil mastermind level shit, right here. Do we even need to go into the reasons this would be a terrible plan? First and foremost, there's no guarantee that the role of James Bond is even available. While indications have been that Daniel Craig is about done, it's not clear, and the role is almost certainly still Craig's if he wants it. Beyond that, Swift is (allegedly) taking a fairly serious chance on Hiddleston being the one. He may be the frontrunner for the role now, but a few months ago it was Damian Lewis. A few months from now, it could very well be somebody else.
For what it's worth, the role as a Bond girl would probably be Taylor's Swift's biggest film role to date. She's done a handful of TV and movie roles in the last few years, including lending her famous voice to The Lorax, as well as picking up roles in The Giver and Valentine's Day. While not every Bond girl role is a female lead, we assume that's what Swift is (allegedly) looking for if her (alleged) dastardly plan is successful.
Needless to say, we're going to take this with as many grains of salt as we can get our hands on. It sounds very much like the frustrations of a jilted lover. Still, if Tom Hiddleston does get cast as the new James Bond you know that the idea of Taylor Swift being cast opposite him will come up, and once the idea is out there, somebody at a studio someplace will think about. At the very least we might get a James Bond theme song from the pop star. That at least might be an interesting experiment.
What do you think? Should Taylor Swift play a Bond girl? A Bond villain? Sing the theme song? All three?