Skyfall Tries To Appeal To Fan Girls With Nerd Hottie Ben Whishaw As Q. Well-Played, Mr. Bond.


Ugh, we hate it when filmmakers know us so well they can start luring us into the theater with the promise of gorgeous nerds. Okay, so maybe putting good-looking people in movies isn’t exactly cutting-edge casting technology. (Who knew women would love Magic Mike? It boggles the mind!) But the people behind Skyfall must have known we’d fall into a half-swoon over Bond’s new Q Ben Whishaw, who squares off against Daniel Craig in the film’s newest clip today and also his hair looks like that. And don’t think we didn’t notice that the movie also deftly plants the image of Ben in his jammies, drinking Earl Grey into our brains. We’re onto your genius mind games!

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve laid eyes on Mr. Whishaw. You can recall as far back as 2009 (oh, were we ever so young?), we hyped Whishaw alongside Anna Kendrick and Carey Mulligan as an up-and-comer poised to blow up after his turn as John Keats in Bright Star. He also starred in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and Layer Cake, and will soon grace your eyeballs in Cloud Atlas. Man, how we love being right! On a related note, those glasses and that tie! Which of the interns will take us outside and hose us down? None of them? Well, we certainly can’t hose ourselves!

Ben Whishaw and Daniel Craig in Skyfall

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