Miles Teller’s 82-year-old grandmother has taken to Twitter to announce her grandson should play Daniel Craig’s successor in James Bond 26.
Miles Teller’s grandma thinks the Top Gun: Maverick star should be considered for the next James Bond, while the search for Daniel Craig’s replacement continues. Teller has been working as a professional actor for well over a decade, churning out stellar performances in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, the Vinny Pazienza boxing biopic Bleed for This, and Thank You For Your Service. Following lackluster franchise outings in The Divergent Series and 2015’s Fantastic Four reboot, Teller recently appeared in the long-awaited sequel to Top Gun, which has become the second highest-grossing film of the pandemic era. Teller plays the vital role of Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s (Tom Cruise) best friend Goose (Anthony Edwards), who died in the first film.
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Last year saw the arrival of No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the James Bond franchise and the final outing for Craig’s 007. Even before Craig officially took his bow, rumors abounded over who might be the next person to play the iconic British spy. The powers that be have been very quiet about their process, and longtime franchise producer Barbara Broccoli said recently that nobody is currently in the running for the Bond role. Because of that, it appears the door is wide open for anyone to nab the part, especially considering the next Bond movie likely won’t arrive for a couple years.
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Now that Teller is officially a sex symbol in the eyes of the internet thanks to Maverick, a certain someone thinks he should even be awarded a license to kill. 82-year-old Leona Flowers, who goes by “Mup” to her grandkids, recently took to social media to promote her grandson, Teller, as the next 007. While acknowledging how Broccoli and company are looking for someone to replace Craig, Flowers said Teller has everything they’re looking for, from talent to being “oh, so cool.” Check out the post below:
They’re looking for an actor to replace Daniel Craig for future 007 movies. I think my grandson, Miles Teller, has proven that he has everything they’re looking for- talent, looks, strength,worldwide appeal & oh, so cool. He can be that guy!! Wouldn’t he be great?
— Leona Flowers (@MupTheQueen) June 29, 2022
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Even though Teller’s name has been thrown around with the likes of Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, and Regé-Jean Page, Flowers’ pitch is incredibly endearing and will undoubtedly win over droves of fans. Still, Bond is usually played by a British actor, something Teller’s grandma has also addressed. When asked about this, Flowers responded by saying Teller “studied acting which includes accents” and “Miles is very proud of his genetic connection to the British Isles.” With that, she could very well spark a conversation about who could/should play the first American Bond.
While it isn’t hard for Teller’s grandma to imagine her grandson ordering a drink “shaken, not stirred,” Broccoli’s recent comments confirm that the decision will take some time. This will likely only increase the online speculation about who will win the part in the end. When an actor is cast, James Bond 26 will be a reinvention after Craig’s exit in No Time to Die. Regardless of what Teller’s bright future holds, it’s heartwarming (and perhaps disconcerting) to know Mup will be on social media influencing the trajectory of his career.
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Source: Leona Flowers/Twitter
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