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“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke is looking beyond riding her dragons on the HBO hit to slaying spies as the first female version of James Bond.
“I have a lot of unrealized dreams,” Clarke recently told UK newspaper Daily Star. “I would love to play Jane Bond.”
And as for the British actress’ main Bond guy?
“My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt about it,” she said.
But the “Thrones” star, who plays fan favorite Daenerys Targaryen, will not only have to compete against men for the honor of replacing the current Bond, Daniel Craig. She’ll also have to go up against a growing list of women.
Priyanka Chopra, a former Miss World and star of ABC’s “Quantico,” has thrown her hat into the ring. And fans of “The Fall” and “The X-Files” actress Gillian Anderson have started a petition to get her into the role.
Reportedly, “Spectre” might be Craig’s fourth and final spin as the international spy.