Love Island star ‘now in the running’ for James Bond role

Maya Jama in a blue check dress
Maya Jama could be the next Bond girl according to the latest odds (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images for National Portrait Gallery)

Love Island presenter Maya Jama is among the stars predicted to become the next Bond girl.

We’ve seen plenty of rumours as to who will play 007 in the next James Bond film following Daniel Craig’s departure, from Idris Elba to Taron Egerton and Regé-Jean Page.

With many film fans believing it’s only a matter of time until Aaron Taylor-Johnson is announced in the iconic role, their attention has been turned to who will be his right-hand lady onscreen.

OLBG has shared the latest Bond girl odds, with Oppenheimer star Florence Pugh revealed as the favourite to take the role with odds of 2/1.

She is followed by Immaculate actor Sydney Sweeney with odds of 7/2, and Killing Eve icon Jodie Comer in third place at 4/1.

Despite being best known for presenting the Brit Awards and Love Island, Jama comes in with odds of 5/1 of swapping the villa in paradise for an action-packed adventure.

Maya Jama in a white mini dress in front of the London skyline
Jama joins the likes of Jodie Comer on the list (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Florence Pugh in a bejewelled white dress
Florence Pugh is the current favourite for the role (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Sydney Sweeney smiling in a black gown
Sydney Sweeney could swap the world of horror for action (Picture: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images )

Fool Me Once star Michelle Keegan has odds of 6/1 after Jama, with her husband Mark Wright announcing on his radio show he thinks she would be perfect for the role.

Sex Education’s Emma Mackey could step into the role with odds of 11/2, with Snow White star Rachel Zegler completing the list at 8/1.

It comes after Emily in Paris star Lucien Laviscount has shared his hopes for a role in the action franchise.

‘I think, at some point, to play James Bond would be the ultimate,’ he told Us Weekly. ‘I’d love to dive into more action roles.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson in a black top and suit smiling
Many believe Aaron Taylor-Johnson will be the next James Bond (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)
Lucien Laviscount in a black suit
Lucien Laviscount has thrown his hat in the ring to be the next 007 (Picture: Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

‘We shot a movie last year that was one fight sequence after another, with explosions going off left and right. I absolutely loved it.’

Despite seemingly becoming sick of the rumour mill, Kraven the Hunter star Taylor-Johnson has been given backing for the 007 role by director David Leitch.

‘He would be an amazing James Bond. I’ll just go on the record like, I’ve never gotten to do enough action with Aaron, which is crazy,’ the filmmaker enthused in an interview after the pair worked together on The Fall Guy.

Discussing an essential skill Taylor-Johnson would bring to the role of Bond, he added to CinemaBlend: ‘We’ve done Bullet Train and now, we’ve done The Fall Guy. What I really want to do is an action movie with him, because he’s such an incredible athlete. Like, Aaron is awesome.’

Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan also shared he believes Taylor-Johnson has ‘the chops’ to take on the role, but there’s no official announcement in sight yet.

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