Welcome to MI6 Headquarters

This is the world's most visited unofficial James Bond 007 website with daily updates, news & analysis of all things 007 and an extensive encyclopaedia. Tap into Ian Fleming's spy from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig with our expert online coverage and a rich, colour print magazine dedicated to spies.

Learn More About MI6 & James Bond →

Sam Worthington: 'I was not right to play James Bond'

27-Mar-2010 • Bond News

Avatar star Sam Worthington had once tried to step into shoes of super spy James Bond but failed and admits he was not the right person to play the character -- NDTV reports.

The 33-year-old actor tried out for the role, which was eventually given to Daniel Craig, who took over form Pierce Brosnan but Worthington admits he could not work out how to play the suave spy, Contactmusic reported.

"I held off and held off doing the audition because I couldn't find a way into the character. And when I finally did I went for it. I got a half a day of acting with 'Casino Royale' director Martin Campbell. I got to do some scenes with some great actors, gave it my all, and it wasn't right for me," Worthington said.

However, the experience led the British actor to believe in himself and helped him land the lead role in James Cameron's 3D sci-fi epic Avatar.

"I was backing myself. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. I thought the least I'll get out of this is to act a few scenes with James Cameron, and that's a hell of an opportunity," Worthington said.

"I learned that from going for the James Bond audition. If I give it all I've got and still don't get the part, then so be it. This time I did," he added.

Thanks to 'Largo's Shark' for the alert.

Discuss this news here...

Open in a new window/tab