Remember 2015? It was a simpler time when a human Cheeto wasn’t our president and rumors were circulating that Idris Elba could be the next James Bond.
It took a couple years for those rumors to somewhat subside, but now it’s 2018 and we’re still hoping, just maybe, Elba would do it. Never mind the fact that, as Vanity Fair points out, he’s rejected the rumors multiple times because he’s “too old” and already plays a handsome British detective on his show Luther. Perhaps to finally get people off his back, which would look great in a 007 tux, he told Variety that the next Bond should be played by a woman.
“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?” he posed when asked about the Bond franchise. “It could be a woman—could be a black woman, could be a white woman. But I think that character, everybody would like to see it have…do something different with it. Why not?”
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