The Aussie actor was originally asked to play 007
Hugh Jackman says he is now ready to play James Bond – after turning down the role when he was too busy.
The pair performed together in the Broadway show A Steady Rain in 2009.
‘At the time it was wrong for me, but when I saw Daniel in the movie I thought maybe I should have been more interested, because it was great,’ says Hugh.
‘But I am great mates with Daniel. When he was in Australia, we caught up, and you know, no one could have played Bond better.’
And Hugh has a message for Daniel now.
‘The good thing about Daniel is he’s, what, 62 now, isn’t he?’ he tells The Sun.
‘He’s falling apart at the seams. So I just keep telling him, I’m ready, whenever you want to let him go, I’m ready.’
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