Emily Blunt wants Bond role

March 7th, 2012

Emily Blunt wants to be a female James Bond.

The British actress has previously turned down hero roles in 'Captain America' and 'Iron Man 2', but admits she would be willing to consider something along a similar line providing it gives her a ''challenge'' and has her eye on the iconic role of Bond, currently being portrayed by Daniel Craig.

She said: ''Usually the female parts in a superhero film feel thankless: She's the pill girlfriend while the guys are whizzing around saving the world. I didn't do the other ones because the part wasn't very good or the timing wasn't right, but I'm open to any kind of genre if the part is great and fun and different and a challenge in some way.

''I would love to do a comic-book movie or a science-fiction film that would scare the bejesus out of me. Maybe I need to be James Bond!''

Currently Emily is promoting new movie 'Salmon Fishing in Yemen' - about an Arab sheikh who dreams of bring fly fishing to the desert - in which she stars alongside Ewan McGregor, and she admits she had a great time behind the scenes of the film.

She told Vulture.com: ''I had such a good time with Ewan making it. We had a blast being really stupid together, telling really stupid jokes, laughing at nothing. He has no self-control.''