Ashley Graham has set her sights on appearing in a James Bond film.
The model has taken the fashion industry by storm since starting her career in 2001, gracing the covers of numerous magazines and appearing in several Levi’s campaigns. She also cemented her status as a star when she became the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2016.
But Ashley has confessed that she would like to enter into the acting world, and would love to appear in the long-running British spy franchise – on one condition.
“The only way I would be able to be a Bond Girl is if Idris Elba was James Bond,” she told Entertainment Tonight, sharing her support for the English star, who is rumoured to be in the running to take over from current Bond actor Daniel Craig. “He is just so fine. He’s confident. He is sexy and he looks like the type of man that just takes charge.”
The brunette beauty went onto explain that she would appear in a Bond film “for free” if she was offered the chance, before adding, “Don’t tell my agent that, though.”
Ashley adds that she’s genuinely willing to consider any good screen parts on offer.
“If somebody wrote a part for me, I’m not going to deny taking it,” she smiled.
While Ashley may be open to taking on a role on the silver screen, she is less likely to be seen on the stage. The Nebraska native admits that her singing voice simply isn’t up to scratch.
“I actually feel like there is a Broadway woman living inside of me and she’s never really been able to come out because I can’t really carry a tune,” she explained. “But deep down in there, she wants to come out. I do love Disney songs.”