It isn’t every day that great scientific minds pay attention to the world of movies, but when they do, it’s quite interesting, and Stephen Hawking is doing just that. Hawking, probably the best brains on the planet today, thinks he’s just right for a Bond movie, and no, he doesn’t want to play the scientist manufacturing all the gadgets for the agent, he wants to be the villain!
The author of A Brief History in Time was diagnosed with motor neurone disease when he was only 21 but that hasn’t stopped him from taking great strides in the realm of theoretical physics. In a recent interview, Hawking jokes about his appearance and says that it seems to be a perfect match for a Bond villain, especially with the computer voice to go along! “My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part,” he said. This idea could very well be stemming from the fact that Hawking’s story is now being told through his biopic The Theory of Everything. The biopic covers the early life of the young scientist through the 60s to the 80s and is said to be a work worthy of an Oscar.
So is Hawking’s brush with Hollywood rubbing off on him? Well, only time will tell if Hawking was only joking or if he would indeed be willing to play the part of a Bond villain if offered the opportunity!
One problem the makers of this movie will certainly face is this – how does Bond, even in all his suave British agent glory, defeat the most intelligent man on the planet?!