Although the white, English actor, Daniel Craig, is the latest to play the white, English spy, James Bond, Jamie Foxx thinks that Hollywood missed an opportunity by not casting…here it comes…wait for it…Sean Combs (a.k.a. Puff Daddy, P Diddy, Shiddy, etc.). He says:
Bond has got to come on up, man. They’ve got to get with the times. It needs oomph right now. Diddy would have made a good Bond. I tell you who would have made a great Bond about eight years ago: Denzel Washington. He was doing The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia. I’m sitting in some awards show (I snuck in) and I write, ‘Do you ever think about playing James Bond?’ on a napkin, walked over and handed it to him. I don’t know if he ever read it.”
Other than the nightmare it would be to change the script so James Bond can give “big ups” to Biggie every time he kills someone, Jamie Foxx and I are in total agreement about this. Just recently, I was watching The Rosa Parks Story, and instead of Angela Bassett, I really thought they should have used Scarlett Johansson in a bikini. Or instead of Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain, they should have used Cowboy Curtis. Just think how much better The Lion King would have been if they would’ve used turtles dressed as lions. Honestly, Hollywood really needs to get its head out of its ass.
Rosa Parks at the Scoop premiere, July 26th: