Idris Elba Slams ‘James Bond’ Rumors, There’s No Truth To It
For all the ladies out there who were hoping Idris Elba would play the sexy role of James Bond, welp … It’s time to move on.
During a recent interview with ITV’s Lorraine, the actor revealed that he will not be stepping into the role, at least not yet. “It’s a rumor that’s gotten out of control, basically … but that’s all it is,” he said. “There’s no truth in it whatsoever,” he added.
While talking with Lorraine Kelly, Elba also explained his thought’s on the term, “Black Bond.” “We don’t say ‘white Bond,’ we just say ‘Bond.’ So it suddenly becomes a black man and he’s a ‘black Bond.’ So I hate that phrase,” the 41-year-old said.
The star, who is expecting a baby with make-up artist, Naiyana Garthwho, garnered a Golden Globe nomination for his incredible role in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and his BBC hit series, Luther.