The Guardians of the Galaxy star plays henchman Mr. Hinx in the next installment of the superspy franchise, starring Daniel Craig, and he is so concerned about the script falling into the wrong hands that he does not trust himself to keep hold of a copy.

He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "They're so mysterious. When I was given the script I handed it back because I didn't want to be responsible for it. I didn't want to carry it around and take a chance of it going missing."

An early version of the Spectre script was stolen during the Sony Pictures hacking scandal last year (14) but Bond bosses threatened to take legal action against anybody who published it.