Miles Teller’s Grandma Tweets Why He Should Play James Bond Next

Miles Teller grandma

  • Summer 2022 is offically the summer of Miles Teller
  • Teller’s grandmother, Leona Flowers, took to Twitter to share why her grandson should play James Bond
  • In a Tweetstorm, Teller’s grandma proudly boasts that “lots of Europeans have played Americans” and that he “studied acting which includes accents.”

Buy the ticket, take the ride. And Miles Teller is having one heck of a ride right now.

Teller starred in three major projects rolling out in the course of two months, including an iconic role as Rooster in Top Gun: Maverick, which rocketed past the $1 billion box office mark. The 35-year-old also stars in The Offer on Paramount+ about the making of The Godfather (which is excellent, btw) and alongside Chris Hemsworth in Netflix’s Spiderhead.

While there are all kinds of Teller stans coming out of the woodwork this summer, no one is stanning the man harder than his own grandma, Leona Flowers.

Miles Teller’s grandma on why he should play James Bond next

On Twitter, Teller’s grandma proudly shared why she thinks her grandson should replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.

She notes that he’s “proven that he has everything they’re looking for.” The traits they’re looking for?

“Talent looks, strength, worldwide appeal, & oh so cool.”

All important traits for the next person to step into 007’s shoes.

When someone questioned about him not being British, Teller’s grandma boosted that her grandson could “make you think he was.”

She added a salient point, noting that “many Europeans have played Americans” and that he studied accents.

Teller’s grandma is onto something here. James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli recently said that the next Bond film is two years away from production. When Deadline asked who was in the running to play James Bond next, she gave a non-answer, saying “no one at the moment.”

“Nobody’s in the running,” Broccoli tells Deadline. “We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through. There isn’t a script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.”

After speaking to No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga this past fall, my colleague Eric proposed three other names after Craig’s departure: Michael Fassbender, John Boyega, and Richard Madden.

If it’s a complete “reinvention” of Bond, Teller doesn’t seem like a crazy idea at all. Especially considering his international appeal from Top Gun and box office draw.

Hollywood studio execs better be paying attention… because grandma always knows best.

 

Miles Teller’s grandma shares Tom Cruise story

Teller’s grandma also shared a wonderful ancedote about meeting Tom Cruise, who “highly praised” her grandson.

She also gushed about Teller’s musical talents and his high IQ.

Appropos of nothing, Miles Teller’s grandma completely rules. It’s so endearing and heartwarming to see a grandma proudly go to bat so hard for her A-lister grandson. You just have to cherish that.

Grandmas, man. They’re just the best.

If you’re grandma’s still around, consider this a gentle reminder to call yours right now and say hello.

I’m going to call mine back in Pennsylvania and ask her about how her 66th anniversary dinner was last night.

I can’t wait to hear about it.