As revealed on the latest The Graham Norton Show, which will air tonight (December 13), the legendary actress said: "I knew he was up for (Bond) and in Cats I had the line to him 'You'll never get into Heaviside Layer', but during rehearsals I said 'You'll never get into MI6'.
"But, I think he might."
The star also spoke about how she saw her on-screen cat character of Old Deuteronomy and realised she resembled a cat she used to own, and that she was once cast as Grizabella on stage nearly 40 years ago.
Unfortunately, due to a series of mishaps, she never actually ended up making it to the performance!
Elsewhere on the show, Jennifer Hudson talked about the difficulties of having to sing 'Memory' 30 times over, while crying, and Hugh Grant joked about the irony of getting advice for his new role from the tabloid investigators who used to hack his phone.
The Graham Norton Show airs tonight (December 13) at 10.40pm on BBC One.
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