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From Rock to Bond? Dwayne Johnson says he wants to play James Bond

"I don't want to be a villain," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said. "You gotta be Bond."
Dwayne Johnson in 2019.
Dwayne Johnson in 2019.Jesse Grant / Getty Images for Disney

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has his eyes on a new role: 007.

In an interview with Esquire, Johnson said he wants to play the famous secret agent with a license to kill now that Daniel Craig's tenure as the character has come to a close.

"I would like to follow in his footsteps and be the next Bond," Johnson told Esquire.

He added that he has no desire to play one of the iconic bad guys who have graced the film series since its inception in 1962.

"I don't want to be a villain," he said. "You gotta be Bond."

Several men have portrayed the British icon, including Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Craig.

Craig, who has had the role since 2006, wrapped up his final appearance with the film "No Time to Die," which was released last month.

In the interview, Johnson touched on several topics beyond Bond, including mentioning that he urinates in bottles during his workouts.

He said the gyms he works out in often don't have restrooms, so instead he uses old water bottles to relieve himself.

“It’s not a water bottle that I’ve actually purchased solely for water that you wash and clean when you’re done using it. These are just bottles that I’m no longer using," he said.