Sam Heughan has admitted he would “jump” at the chance to play James Bond, but acknowledged the personality in his new movie used to be a “extra authentic” version of 007.
The Scottish superstar, 40, plays particular forces operator Tom Buckingham in SAS: Crimson Contemplate, an adaptation of archaic SAS soldier Andy McNab’s unique of the identical name.
The movie finds Buckingham on a put together to Paris in the Channel Tunnel when it is miles hijacked by closely armed mercenaries, who preserve all the passengers hostage.
Heughan, most efficient known for his role as Highland warrior Jamie Fraser in the historical drama Outlander, told the PA news company: “It used to be very bodily. It is an action movie and there are hundreds of fights but surprisingly I cherished it. It used to be stressful and enjoyable.
“On daily basis I cherished going to work and playing a brand new personality, and naturally I adore action.
“And then you appreciate gotten Andy McNab who’s this relentless ball of vitality. He factual doesn’t sleep. Smartly he does, but he entirely sleeps ample and then he’s factual plug, plug, plug and it used to be enjoyable to attempt to preserve up with him.
“I if fact be told feel so fortunate to be in a build to carry out other projects with my other job on Outlander and I affirm it’s for certain been a great space to learn the expertise that I’ve wished. Lots of the bodily facet has been if fact be told essential to then catch it to other projects.”
Discussing the similarities between his movie and the Bond franchise, Heughan acknowledged: “It’s stressful no longer to peek at this movie and evaluate the two. They are form of in the identical world.
“Clearly that is essentially based totally totally on the authentic precise fact of how the military and how the authorities operate to boot, and all the experiences had been essentially based totally totally on Andy McNab’s experiences so I would affirm that is, dare I affirm it, extra of an authentic Bond than Bond is. Bond is a ways extra heightened.”
Asked how he feels about rumours he might maybe well well perhaps replace Daniel Craig as 007, he acknowledged: “I don’t know if there is a conversation being had moreover in the media, but I affirm it’s an astounding franchise and a great personality, so clearly I would jump at it.
“However I if fact be told feel adore Tom Buckingham is equally as piquant and, who’s conscious of, per chance this might maybe well well perhaps also very well be the new franchise.”
SAS: Crimson Contemplate is accessible on Sky Cinema from March 12.