— James Bond (@007) February 12, 2015
Not gonna lie. This is almost porn to me.
In recent years there’s been talks of the possibility of fans seeing a black James Bond at some point. Do you have any personal favorites that you would consider for the role?
I didn’t realize that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris [Elba] and he said that he met Barbara Broccoli [James Bond producer] and that it does seem like there is a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond. And I would have to vote for Idris because I just finished working with him and he’s a great guy. [Laughs]
He’s also a fellow London native, as well.
That’s right. I didn’t even realize that until I started to work with him. I thought he was an American based on his role on “The Wire.” [Laughs]
First off, if you’ve never seen “Luther”, do so immediately, and second, there really is no second. Sign him up now. I realize some James Bond
racistspurists, might make the point that James Bond is white and should only be played by a white actor, but James Bond is also British yet has been played by Irish and Scottish actors. Also, Shrek is a 9-foot tall forest ogre yet he was played by a 5’4″ white guy from Canada, so let’s not all get up in arms here.