Dwayne Johnson reveals he wants to be the next James Bond

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Daniel Craig is saying goodbye to James Bond and ending his run as the world's most famous spy with this year's "No Time to Die," leaving one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood open for another actor to step into.

Rumors have circulated for years about who might be the next to don the black tuxedo and order a martini with swagger, and with plenty of actors vying for the position, Dwayne Johnson is throwing his hat into the ring.

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In a recent interview with Esquire, the "Jungle Cruise" star revealed that it would be a dream come true, and a bit of a family legacy, if he took over the James Bond franchise.

"My grandfather was a Bond villain in 'You Only Live Twice' with Sean Connery," he shared, noting that it was "very, very cool."

Johnson said he "would like to follow in his footsteps" but, in a slight deviation from his grandfather, Peter Maivia, Johnson doesn't "want to be a villain. Gotta be Bond."

Johnson also made another revelation in the interview, admitting that the rumor that he pees in empty water bottles during his workouts is true.

"Usually the gyms that I work out in don't have a bathroom," Johnson explained, "because they're the iron paradise and there's no bathroom there, it's just hot, sweaty, and dirty. I usually stay pretty hydrated and I have to go to the bathroom a lot. Not a lot, but a couple times during every workout I have to go to the bathroom. So I break out the bottle."

He clarified that the bottles he uses are not the kind "that you wash and you clean when you're done using [them], these are just bottles that I'm no longer using."

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