Tom Hiddleston Discusses James Bond Rumors

PHOTO: Tom Hiddleston talks with Jimmy Kimmel on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."PlayRandy Holmes/ABC
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Tom Hiddleston has weighed in on the James Bond discussion, and addressed the rumor that he is being tapped for the iconic spy role.

During a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" appearance Tuesday night, the British actor responded to the suggestion that he be considered as Daniel Craig's replacement for the upcoming 007 film, noting that it is an often-discussed topic in Britain.

Kimmel said many people have argued that Hiddleston would make a great James Bond after seeing him portray Jonathan Pine in the British-American television series "The Night Manager."

"As a result of that show, which is about espionage ... people are talking about the possibility that you might be the next James Bond,” Kimmel said.

“Honestly, I play a British spy in ‘The Night Manager,’ so people, I think, have made the link,” Hiddleston said.

Kimmel asked Hiddleston about his thoughts on the James Bond speculation, and asked the "The Avengers" actor whether he would want to play the fictional British Secret Service agent if he had the chance.

“I mean, as somebody who grew up with Sean Connery and Roger Moore, when you mention it there’s a part of me that goes, ‘Really, are you kidding?’” Hiddleston said.

Hiddleston, 35, also noted that the question of "who will be the next James Bond" is fairly common in his country, and is a topic frequently brought up during casual conversations among the British people.

"It’s one of the nation’s favorite pub conversations," Hiddleston said.

The actor likened the question of who would be the next James Bond to other common questions the locals ponder, such as, “Who’s gonna win ‘X Factor?’” and “Is Britain gonna leave the E.U.?”

Watch part of Tom Hiddleston's interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" below: