|Stephen Hawking wants to play Bond villain
||[Dec. 4th, 2014|08:14 pm]
Stephen Hawking wants to play Bond villain
Published: 7:40 am, Thursday, 4 December 2014
Stephen Hawking wants to play a Bond villain.
The 72-year-old scientist and author - who has made a number of on-screen cameos in the past - has confessed his 'ideal' role would be playing 'a baddie in a James Bond film'.
The wheelchair-bound physicist believes his computerised voice - through which he has communicated since becoming almost entirely paralysed by motor neuron disease - makes him perfect for the part.
He told Wired magazine: 'My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film.
'I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part.'
Hawking - who is the subject of the upcoming biopic 'The Theory of Everything' starring Eddie Redmayne - appeared in 'Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go' over the summer while the comedy troupe performed at the O2 Arena in London.
Monty Python star Eric Idle said it was a 'lovely' experience starring alongside Hawking in the show.
He told Rolling Stone: 'In some of the outtakes, I'm playing the 'Galaxy Song' and I keep making him smile; it's lovely.
'It's not easy to make him smile because he doesn't have much range of movement, but I see his mouth go up and it's just great.'