David Beckham Would Make a Fine James Bond, Says a Completely Wrong Victoria

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJune 26, 2013

BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 17: David Beckham looks a bee fly during his speech at Soong Ching Ling's Former Residence on June 17, 2013 in Beijing, China. Beckham has donated his jersey and his wife Victoria Jaguar F-Type Sport car to the Soong Ching Ling Foundation to sell them for a charity in China.(Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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There is one very famous person who seems to think David Beckham would make a brilliant James Bond. Let's just hope that number doesn't increase. 

SportsGrid happened upon quite the entertaining interview The Sun had with the newly retired Beckham and his always posh wife, Victoria. 

The two spoke about a great many things, none of which was as hilarious nor as interesting as when the subject of acting came up. 

During a joint interview with the couple, David, 38, revealed he doesn’t share the same confidence in his big screen abilities.

He said: “I have some friends who are actors – Tom Cruise is a very good friend of ours.

“But I don't think I have any plans to become an actor. I'm not sure I'd be very good at it.”

However, his designer missus vehemently disagreed, saying: “I think you would be really good at acting.”

Turning to the interviewer, Victoria, 39, asked: “Don't you think he'd be good at acting?

“I think you'd be great. I think he should be James Bond! He'd be a good James Bond!”

I think we have been on this earth long enough to know what makes a good Bond. From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, they have all exuded a special dapper quality while also bringing a weight to the role needed to portray an international spy. 

Oh, and the actor must enjoy martinis, fast cars and hot women, so good luck finding that after Craig retires the role.  

As for Becks, the closest thing we have seen to him acting comes in a commercial where he finds himself without a shirt. 

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You know what? I stand corrected, because I completely bought into Becks as a man in desperate need of his robe. 

Of course, being Bond does require the shirt to come off at times. 

OK, before this article spirals out of control and into the realm of one of my wife's more favorite pieces, I will say that Beckham will never be Bond. 

Doing so would pretty much end one of the longest-running series in movie history, and one that just pumped out a classic in Skyfall. Then again, if the series managed to live past Timothy Dalton's reprisal, I guess anything is possible.

No, I will go ahead and say there is really only one person in the entire world who wants Beckham to portray the famous Bond character. 

The only real danger is the number increasing to five, but I doubt you can get all of their kids on board. 

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