This closeted A- list mostly television actor from a hit pay cable show is trying to keep himself deep deep in the closet to have a chance to be cast as the next star of this decades long movie franchise.
They would never hire someone who is openly gay.
Sam Heughan Reveals He Once Auditioned For Bond, James Bond
A few months back, rumours were swirling that “Outlander” star Sam Heughan was in the running to replace Daniel Craig when he turns in his licence to kill after one final James Bond flick — even Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander book series, gave him her endorsement to be the next 007.
Those rumours came up when Heughan was a guest on Thursday’s edition of “Live With Kelly and Ryan”, when Ryan Seacrest told Heughan, “For me, you could have been James Bond. Have you ever thought about that?
“Have I thought about it? Yeah, I have a few times,” said Heughan.
“I did audition for Bond a long time ago when they were redoing it with Daniel Craig, when he was ‘Bond 21’,” revealed Heughan.
“They were going to go younger with him and it was a pretty good experience,” he added. “And it’s about time we got a Scottish Bond.” – Source