A lot of heat has generated around Tom Hiddleston to take over as the next James Bond after Daniel Craig turns in his license to kill due to Hiddleston’s classy turn in BBC’s “The Night Manager” where he plays a hotel manager turned British spy. There are reports that even the Bond producers are now looking at him closely if Craig says no to the vodka Martinis. Dame Judi Dench herself thinks Hiddleston should be the next Bond. His “The Night Manager” co-star Olivia Colman also thinks so too.

During an appearance on “This Morning” as reported by Daily Express, Colman said she thinks Hiddleston would be a very good choice to play 007. “He is very easy on the eye. He’d be a great Bond!” The sexy “Thor” star has always been a hit with the ladies and a great performer onscreen with a burning yet vulnerable intensity. So Colman’s slight crush on her co-star, if we can call it that, is very understandable.

In “The Night Manager,” Colman plays an intelligence operative named Angela Burr who recruits former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) and asks him to investigate a shady deal between the UK and US intelligence and an illegal arms trade. The character played by Colman was originally male in the John le Carré novel named Leonard Burr. In fact, her performance was so well received by viewers and critics that many of them jokingly suggested that she should be the next James Bond, as per another report by the Daily Express.

In an interview with UK’s Sunday Times as reported by Cinema Blend, Hiddleston said he’d like the opportunity to suit up as James Bond if the producers were interested. “I simply love the theme tune, the tropes and the mythology. I love the whole thing. If it ever came knocking, it would be an extraordinary opportunity. And I’m very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly.”

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Hiddleston’s “High Rise” director Ben Wheatley said “It’s possible because there’s a desire by people for him to be Bond — not that he wants it, but we want it.” He added that “Apart from being a really good actor, he’s someone that the people can’t help but like, and they love. So even if it (Bond role) doesn’t happen, I can see his career stretching on and on and on.”

We couldn’t agree more.