Denzel Washington attends the 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at Marriott Marquis Times Square May 16, 2014, in New York City.
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Denzel Washington apparently has two items on his bucket list, and they don’t seem that far from becoming reality. Washington participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything as part of his promotional tour for his new movie The Equalizer. AMA allows Reddit users basically to do just that: ask the star any question they’d like.

One user asked Washington a question about joining the most popular movie franchise in history: “Would you be interested in being the next James Bond?”

“The next James Bond? They better hurry up!” the 59-year-old said. “Yes I would! Who’s doing James Bond now … Daniel Craig!

“Everybody should tweet Denzel is James Bond!” he added. “We start the Denzel is Bond campaign today!”


And so “everybody” did. The hashtag #DenzelIsJamesBond was born:


Another Reddit user asked if there was a reason Washington has never hosted Saturday Night Live.

“That’s a good question!” he responded. “I need to do that! … Call NBC and tell them Denzel needs to host!”


Washington as a host on SNL may be more likely than Washington as James Bond, however, especially since the current Bond, Craig, has already signed on for two additional movies. I actually thought the first black James Bond should be Idris Elba, but that’s because I’m a stan and he has a British accent.

The Equalizer opens nationwide Sept. 26.