BAFTA 2022 Film Awards: Rebel Wilson declares she's the next James Bond during opening monologue

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Rebel Wilson took the opportunity to announce she was the next James Bond and to  reveal a Daniel Craig tattoo live onstage as she hosted this years BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday.

The show opened with a performance of Diamonds Are Forever by Dame Shirley Bassey, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the film franchise.

After praising Dame Shirley, Rebel, 42, said: ‘I really do love that song. Diamonds are forever and so are leg tattoos of Daniel Craig. I regret nothing….’ she said as she revealed the ink on her calf.

Hilarious: Rebel Wilson took the opportunity to announce she was the next James Bond and to reveal a Daniel Craig tattoo live onstage as she hosted this years BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday

Hilarious: Rebel Wilson took the opportunity to announce she was the next James Bond and to reveal a Daniel Craig tattoo live onstage as she hosted this years BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday

The actress then went on to say: ‘Hold on to your martinis because the Broccolis have let me announce it here and now, this is a scoop, I’m proud to announce that the new James Bond will be me! Oh my god, yes!

‘I don’t want people going crazy because there will be a female James Bond, it’s not going to change things that much.’

She went on: ‘And here’s my pitch for the new Bond film: Bond goes to Australia and it can be called Die Another G’Day.

Inked up: After praising Dame Shirley, Rebel, 42, said:'I really do love that song. Diamonds are forever and so are leg tattoos of Daniel Craig. I regret nothing¿.'

Inked up: After praising Dame Shirley, Rebel, 42, said: ‘I really do love that song. Diamonds are forever and so are leg tattoos of Daniel Craig. I regret nothing….’

Announcement: The actress then went on to say:'Hold on to your martinis because the Broccolis have let me announce it here and now, this is a scoop, I¿m proud to announce that the new James Bond will be me! Oh my god, yes!'

Announcement: The actress then went on to say: ‘Hold on to your martinis because the Broccolis have let me announce it here and now, this is a scoop, I’m proud to announce that the new James Bond will be me! Oh my god, yes!’

‘As the first, uh, female 007, the Bond girls will obviously have to become Bond guys. And because of the gender pay gap, I actually won’t be called 007. I’ll be 004.5.’

During her speech, Rebel also addressed her dramatic weight loss, donning a sparkling red gown and saying: ‘I might look a bit different from the last time you saw me here.’

Referring to a picture of her at the 2020 ceremony that appeared on screen, she added: ‘That was me two years ago and since then I’ve done quite a transformation – I hope JK Rowling still approves.

Funny: She added:'As the first, uh, female 007, the Bond girls will obviously have to become Bond guys. And because of agenda pay gap, I actually won¿t be called 007. I¿ll be 004.5'

Funny: She added: ‘As the first, uh, female 007, the Bond girls will obviously have to become Bond guys. And because of agenda pay gap, I actually won’t be called 007. I’ll be 004.5’

Weight loss: During her speech, Rebel also addressed her dramatic weight loss, saying:'I might look a bit different from the last time you saw me here'

Weight loss: During her speech, Rebel also addressed her dramatic weight loss, saying: ‘I might look a bit different from the last time you saw me here’

‘Everyone is asking me, why did you lose weight? Clearly, it was to get the attention of Robert Pattinson. You know how they say “once you have Bat, you can’t go back”.’

‘Guys seriously I didn’t lose weight just for a guy, I did it to get more acting roles’, she continued.

‘I’m now so excited I can play the non-funny love interest in an Adam Sandler movie.’ 

No one is safe: Rebel also poked fun at the success of The Batman, saying it was'ironic' the film had been such a hit in the wake of the pandemic

No one is safe: Rebel also poked fun at the success of The Batman, saying it was ‘ironic’ the film had been such a hit in the wake of the pandemic

Rebel also poked fun at the success of The Batman, saying it was ‘ironic’ the film had been such a hit in the wake of the pandemic. 

She joked: ‘One man and a bat started everything, decimating the film industry, two years later one man and a bat should be the one to save it.’

Rebel took aim at everyone, including Prince Andrew, adding: ‘I was going to do a musical number as host – it was about Prince Andrew.

Target: Rebel took aim at everyone, including Prince Andrew, adding:'I was going to do a musical number as host ¿ it was about Prince Andrew

Target: Rebel took aim at everyone, including Prince Andrew, adding: ‘I was going to do a musical number as host – it was about Prince Andrew

‘It was on roller-skates. It was called Pizza Express but don’t worry, I’m not going to do it, I’m not going to sing.

‘I’m saving my voice for the sequel to Cats’

Introducing Belfast director Sir Kenneth Branagh, she called him: ‘The only director brave enough to give Armie Hammer a role.’ 

After she discussed how Emilia Jones’ musical performance on the show would be aided by a pair of sign language interpreters, she then said: ‘And in all sign languages, this is the gesture for Putin,’ before raising her middle finger.

Jokester: Introducing Belfast director Sir Kenneth Branagh, she called him:'The only director brave enough to give Armie Hammer a role'

Jokester: Introducing Belfast director Sir Kenneth Branagh, she called him: ‘The only director brave enough to give Armie Hammer a role’

Dune dominated the British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, while The Power Of The Dog took home Best Film.

The science fiction movie swept the board as it scooped five out of its eleven nominations for the 75th ceremony which saw diversity triumph, with Lashana Lynch taking home Rising Star, deaf actor Troy Kotsur awarded Supporting Actor and West Side Story’s Ariana Debose accepting the Supporting Actress gong.

Joanna Scanlan, 60, won the Leading Actress award for her performance in the Aleem Khan-directed drama After Love and Will Smith, 53, won the Leading Actor gong for his role in King Richard.

The politically charged show returned after a two-year delay with host Rebel giving Vladmir Putin the middle finger, while many of the stars wore black and Ukraine ribbons in a mark of solidarity. 

Back! Dune dominated the British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, while The Power Of The Dog took home Best Film (pictured Rebel with the winners)

Back! Dune dominated the British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, while The Power Of The Dog took home Best Film (pictured Rebel with the winners) 

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