Chris Evans disappointed he can no longer wear cable-knit sweaters

Chris Evans has conceded he can longer wear cable-knit jumpers after his character famously sported one in Knives Out.In the 2019 crime comedy, the actor starred as Ransom Drysdale, who was investigated by Daniel Craig’s intrepid private detective Beno…

Chris Evans has conceded he can longer wear cable-knit jumpers after his character famously sported one in Knives Out.

In the 2019 crime comedy, the actor starred as Ransom Drysdale, who was investigated by Daniel Craig’s intrepid private detective Benoit Blanc as one of the suspects in the murder of his grandfather Harlan Thrombey, played by Christopher Plummer.

Evans became a viral sensation for his character’s cream cable-knit jumper, but he confessed during a recent virtual appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon that his clothing choices are now affected by the unprecedented “phenomenon” over the sweater and he’s reluctant to purchase knitwear at all.

“I can’t wear it anymore. It’s a shame. I don’t know if it works anymore,” the Captain America star revealed.

And Evans jokingly shared his disappointment at no longer being able to wrap up warm in a cable-knit sweater in the colder months.

“I love that sweater. I love those sweaters. I love cable knits. It’s my favourite thing about winter,” he quipped.

A sequel to Rian Johnson’s hit whodunit was announced earlier this year, but the 38-year-old is not expected to reprise his role for the follow-up.

The filmmaker confirmed that while Craig would return as the sleuth, no one else from the original cast, which also included Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Don Johnson, would reprise their roles.

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Damian Lewis doesn’t want to play James Bond anymore

Damian Lewis no longer wants to portray British spy James Bond.The 49-year-old British actor has been linked to the role for a number of years, however, he’s happy to admit that it’s not a role he wants anymore. “If someone had asked me 10 years ago, t…

Damian Lewis no longer wants to portray British spy James Bond.

The 49-year-old British actor has been linked to the role for a number of years, however, he’s happy to admit that it’s not a role he wants anymore.

“If someone had asked me 10 years ago, that might have been a different matter,” Lewis told GQ magazine, adding that he doesn’t “want to play James Bond anymore.”

“But I don’t have that sort of ambition now. I don’t want to go travelling off around the world for eight months of the year and play one character for the next 10 years,” he continued, noting that he thinks he’s too old to take on the mantle of the iconic 007 agent.

“And I think I’d be the oldest new James Bond cast, maybe after Roger Moore. Or maybe even older than Roger Moore. So, you know, I don’t think it’s a problem. I don’t think it’s something I have to think about,” the Billions star added.

He was one of the many famous faces rumoured to be taking on James Bond once Daniel Craig stepped down from playing the MI6 agent, but Lewis doesn’t regret missing out, even though many believed he would be a perfect fit.

“Well, I think it was quite exciting five years ago, maybe, when there was a bit of press and suddenly I was – along with, I think, one other actor – the ‘favourite’ to be James Bond. But that’s not going to happen. That’s gone. That’s gone, without regret,” he candidly shared.

Craig will step down from the role following the upcoming instalment, No Time to Die, which is scheduled to hit cinemas in November.

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Ana de Armas ‘shook with nerves’ before audition with Ryan Gosling

Ana de Armas experienced some serious jitters before she auditioned alongside Ryan Gosling for Blade Runner 2049.The Cuban actress appeared as Joi in Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 sci-fi film, a sequel to the 1982 original. However, in an interview for the l…

Ana de Armas experienced some serious jitters before she auditioned alongside Ryan Gosling for Blade Runner 2049.

The Cuban actress appeared as Joi in Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 sci-fi film, a sequel to the 1982 original.

However, in an interview for the latest issue of American Airlines’ in-flight magazine, American Way, Ana recalled how daunting she found the audition experience.

“Hell yes, I was nervous,” he laughed, noting that she didn’t get to meet Ryan, who played K, until her third callback. “The third time, I knew he would be there. I was shaking so badly.”

And the final audition was to gauge the romantic tension between the two actors, adding an extra element of pressure.

“They put you in a room together and make you read things, to see how your chemistry is. I wish I had the tape of that meeting,” the 31-year-old smiled.

And Ryan isn’t the only handsome actor that Ana has had the pleasure to work with. In November, she will star in No Time to Die, the latest film in the James Bond franchise, alongside Daniel Craig.

The star was offered a spot in the spy flick before the script was even confirmed – something that surprised her.

“Bond girls have been portrayed for so many years with a specific type of woman. I associate it with some sort of perfection and beauty standards beyond the normal. Things that I didn’t match… Usually these women, they need to be rescued. Or they die. Or are evil,” she commented, before adding that she was convinced to take on the project when the writers assured her that the character of Paloma would be a CIA agent who assists 007.

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Cary Joji Fukunaga rules out last-minute edits on No Time to Die

Cary Joji Fukunaga has ruled out making any further tweaks to No Time to Die due to budget constraints.The spy movie was originally set to be released this month, but as the coronavirus outbreak forced cinema chains to close around the world, bosses at…

Cary Joji Fukunaga has ruled out making any further tweaks to No Time to Die due to budget constraints.

The spy movie was originally set to be released this month, but as the coronavirus outbreak forced cinema chains to close around the world, bosses at MGM decided to delay the debut until November.

But during a recent Q&A on Instagram, Fukunaga insisted that the 25th instalment in the James Bond franchise, which stars Daniel Craig as the 007 agent for the final time, is “great as it is”, and he won’t be working on it any further between now and its new release date.

“Although more time would have been lovely, we had to put our pencils down when we finished our post-production window, which was thankfully before Covid-19 shut everything else down,” he explained. “Although Bond is a big movie, we still have to weigh cost with value. And like anything, you could tinker endlessly. The movie is great as it is, hope y’all will feel the same too when it comes out.”

The highly anticipated Bond movie will follow 007 as he’s brought out of retirement in Jamaica to help find a missing scientist.

No Time to Die, also starring Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes, Lashana Lynch, and Ana de Armas, will be released in the U.K. on 12 November and in the U.S. on 25 November.

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Lea Seydoux: ‘My No Time to Die character is not a stereotype’

Lea Seydoux has insisted her character in the James Bond franchise is a “real woman” rather than a stereotypical Bond Girl.#The French actress first portrayed Dr. Madeleine Swann opposite Daniel Craig as 007 in 2015’s Spectre and reprises the role in t…

Lea Seydoux has insisted her character in the James Bond franchise is a “real woman” rather than a stereotypical Bond Girl.#

The French actress first portrayed Dr. Madeleine Swann opposite Daniel Craig as 007 in 2015’s Spectre and reprises the role in the upcoming No Time to Die, making her one of the few Bond girls to appear in successive films.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K., Seydoux insisted she had no hesitation about playing the character again because Swann is so complex.

“My character is not a stereotype. It’s not cliched. She’s a real woman, and an interesting woman. That’s what we needed,” she said.

Seydoux went on to state that the other female characters, played by Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, and Naomie Harris, are also “not here to please Bond’s sexuality”, which has been a focus of past instalments.

She also pointed out that while the focus of conversation is usually on women being sexualised in Bond films, the superspy himself is treated like a sexual object too.

“I think what we forget is that James Bond is also a sexual object. He’s totally a sexual object. He’s one of the few, maybe one of the only, male characters to be sexualised,” the 34-year-old explained. “I think that women, they love to see Bond, no? To see his body. No? Don’t you think? I love to see sexy men in bathing suits.”

No Time to Die, also starring Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Whishaw, was originally set to be released in cinemas in April, but has been postponed until November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lea Seydoux cried while watching No Time To Die

Lea Seydoux cried while watching upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die for the first time.The French actress first appeared as psychiatrist Dr. Madeleine Swann in 2015’s Spectre, and reprised her role for the 25th instalment in the franchise, alongsi…

Lea Seydoux cried while watching upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die for the first time.

The French actress first appeared as psychiatrist Dr. Madeleine Swann in 2015’s Spectre, and reprised her role for the 25th instalment in the franchise, alongside Daniel Craig as the suave 007 agent.

In a new interview with The Daily Mail, Seydoux revealed she had already seen the final theatrical cut and promised fans that the storyline will pull at the heartstrings.

“There’s a lot of emotion in this Bond. It’s very moving. I bet you’re going to cry. When I watched it, I cried, which is weird because I am in it,” the 34-year-old shared.

No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, marks the end of Craig’s tenure as the MI6 agent, and features a star-studded cast including Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ana de Armas, and Jeffrey Wright.

While the highly-anticipated blockbuster was originally set to be released on 10 April, it has been delayed around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the closures of cinema chains around the world and prompted millions of people to go into self-isolation to practice social distancing and stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

No Time to Die is now scheduled to hit cinemas from 12 November.

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Daniel Craig dreamed of playing Superman when he was younger

Daniel Craig dreamed of playing superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man when he was growing up.Despite a lengthy Hollywood career, the 52-year-old actor is best known for portraying the super spy James Bond, with him making his debut as 007 in 2006…

Daniel Craig dreamed of playing superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man when he was growing up.

Despite a lengthy Hollywood career, the 52-year-old actor is best known for portraying the super spy James Bond, with him making his debut as 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale.

However, when asked if he had ever envisioned playing the MI6 agent during make-believe games in his youth, he confessed Bond was never on his radar as he was into comic book superheroes.

“People are always saying to me, ‘You must have dreamed of playing James Bond when you were a kid.’ The answer is no. I never did,” Craig told Saga magazine. “I dreamed of being all sorts of other things – Superman, Spider-Man, the Invisible Man, even a good old-fashioned cowboy. But not Bond so much, which seems ironic now.”

Since his debut as 007 in 2006, Craig has appeared in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and makes his fifth and final outing as Bond in No Time to Die, which was due to be released in April but has been postponed until November amid the coronavirus crisis.

Despite not dreaming of playing the MI6 agent when he was younger, the Knives Out star is grateful for his run as the iconic character.

“I’ve been lucky enough to land one of the best roles in movies. There’s been no downside to playing Bond,” he stated.

No Time to Die, which also stars Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, and Ana de Armas, is set to cinemas on 12 November.

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Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond due to anxiety

Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond after making Spectre due to the toll the role takes on his physical and mental health.The British actor had to complete the last instalment in the espionage franchise in a knee brace due to an onset injury in 2015…

Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond after making Spectre due to the toll the role takes on his physical and mental health.

The British actor had to complete the last instalment in the espionage franchise in a knee brace due to an onset injury in 2015, and after finishing filming, commented in an interview that he had no desire to take on the role again.

However, Craig is set to return as Bond one final time in No Time to Die, and in a chat with GQ magazine, insisted he meant it when he hinted he’d quit.

“I was never going to do one again,” the 52-year-old explained. “I was like, ‘Is this work really genuinely worth this, to go through this, this whole thing?’ And I didn’t feel… I felt physically really low.

“So, the prospect of doing another movie was just, like, off the cards. And that’s why it has been five years.”

Revealing that preparing for the part harmed his mental health, Craig added: “With Bond, you don’t get the script, so the physicality of it is a preparation, in a way. It’s making my head go, ‘This is what it’s going to be.’

“I have suffered from (anxiety) in the past. I have suffered because it’s been like, ‘I can’t cope, I can’t deal with this.'”

No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was scheduled for release next month. Yet, producers have decided to postpone the debut until November due to the spread of coronavirus around the globe.

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James Bond bosses to lose up to $50 million after postponing release – report

James Bond bosses are reportedly set to lose up to $50 million (£38 million) for postponing the release of their latest movie No Time to Die.Executives at MGM, EON Productions, and Universal announced on Wednesday that they were pushing back the plann…

James Bond bosses are reportedly set to lose up to $50 million (£38 million) for postponing the release of their latest movie No Time to Die.

Executives at MGM, EON Productions, and Universal announced on Wednesday that they were pushing back the planned release of No Time to Die from April until November due to the global coronavirus spread, which has so far infected more than 100,000 people worldwide.

It has now been reported that the release change could lead to a staggering loss of between $30 million (£22.7 million) and $50 million for MGM, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The figure stems largely from a costly marketing campaign which was already being run, including a trailer spot at the Super Bowl which is reported to have cost $4.5 million (£3.4 million).

However, if bosses hadn’t postponed the date and had gone ahead with the April releases, they could have lost an estimated $300 million (£227 million) – around 30 per cent of the predicted $1 billion (£76 million) global box office take. In China alone, where the coronavirus outbreak originated last year, more than 70,000 cinemas have been closed since January.

Bond bosses announced the postponement in a statement, which read, “MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of No Time to Die will be postponed until November 2020.

“The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the U.S. launch on November 25, 2020.”

The movie, which will serve as Daniel Craig’s final appearance as the 007 agent, also stars Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, and Ben Whishaw.

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Tom Ford created James Bond’s suits for No Time to Die

Tom Ford created the suits worn by Daniel Craig in upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die.The American designer, known for his tailored menswear, has been tapped by producers of the spy film to outfit the British actor for the fourth consecutive time….

Tom Ford created the suits worn by Daniel Craig in upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die.

The American designer, known for his tailored menswear, has been tapped by producers of the spy film to outfit the British actor for the fourth consecutive time.

“I could not be happier to be dressing Daniel Craig as James Bond again in the upcoming film, No Time to Die,” said Ford. “James Bond epitomises the Tom Ford man in his elegance, style, and love of luxury. It is an honour to move forward with this iconic character.”

In one preview image from the set, Craig is seen wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt, matching tie, and pocket square, while in another snap, he poses in a classic black tuxedo.

Ford also worked closely with costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb on other elements of the star’s wardrobe for his role as the iconic spy, including made-to-measure accessories and denim.

“Tom Ford menswear is all tailor-made in Italy, and is characterised by its elegant cut, exclusive fabrics, and hand-finished details,” a label representative shared.

Ford also teamed up with Larlarb to design the costumes for new character Nomi, as played by Lashana Lynch, a ’00’ agent who entered active service after Bond’s retirement.

“For the first time, Tom Ford is also pleased to have dressed the new female character Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, with select tailor-made jackets, tops, and accessories including Tom Ford eyewear, all hand made in Italy,” they added.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die was due to be released on 2 April. However, producers announced on Wednesday that the debut would be delayed until November due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

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