Mark Strong Says Night Out With Daniel Craig Cost Him A James Bond Role

British actor Mark Strong says he screwed up his chance to become a villain in the James Bond franchise after a night of partying with future 007 star Daniel Craig.
Strong was "pretty cocky" about the prospect of getting a role in a Bond movie starring Craig's 007 predecessor Pierce Brosnan, he said in an interview published on Radio Times on Oct. 23.
"But I had a drink with Danny the night before," said Strong. “And unfortunately I had a little too much to drink. So I came to audition the next day and thought it would just all come back to me. "
Mark Strong, left, says he screwed up the audition after spending a night with Daniel Craig. (Photo: Getty Images)
Strong, who appeared with Craig on the BBC drama series "Our Friends Up North" in 1996, said he had just "dried up".
"The more I could remember the lines, the hotter I got, the more I started to sweat and the worse it got," he said.
“I didn't get the job. It was horrific. "
Strong since starring in the Kingsman films and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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