Idris Elba --Tapped to be the Next Bond (007)?

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  1. 'I'd love to play 007... but I don't want to be known as 'the Black James Bond'



    By Alanah Eriksen

    Last updated at 6:19 PM on 29th September 2011




    i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/09/29/article-2043325-0CC1778000000578-39_233x385.jpg The new 007? Hackney-born Idris Elba said he would 'definitely consider' playing James Bond

    It's been rumoured for a while now that Idris Elba is set to become the next James Bond.
    And the hunky British actor and sometime-singer will excite millions of female fans out there after admitting he would 'definitely consider' the role.
    He said the it was 'a very old rumour' that he had been asked to play special agent 007.
    But producers might come running when they hear how committed he is to his work.
    The 39-year-old, who hails from Hackney, in North London, revealed he'd pull a stunt worthy of the role.

    'If Sony decided to call me and said hey, we wanted to do [James Bond], I'd definitely consider it,' he told U.S. radio station NPR.

    'I'd not only get in the cab, but I'd take the taxi driver out of the car, hostage, jump out while it was moving, jump onto a pedal bike that was just past the door as I got on it, and then get onto a plane - on the wing - and land on top of Sony Studios, slide through the air conditioning, and land in the office.

    'I'm never shaken or stirred.'

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    But Idris said he hoped fans would look past his race and concentrate on his acting skills.

    'My Dad and I were talking about this the other day because he said 'You could do it, would you do it?' I was like 'Yeah, I would do it, but I just don't want to be called the first black James Bond'. Do you understand what I 'm saying?

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    Shaken not stirred: Idris said Daniel Craig wasn't known as 'the blue-eyed James Bond' and Sean Connery wasn't known as 'the Scottish James Bond' so he shouldn't be known as 'the black James Bond'

    'Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond.

    'So if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond.'
    The actor is best known for playing best known for playing drug baron Stringer Bell on HBO hit The Wire.
    He says he didn't define the character as a black drug dealer.

    'I didn't come to America to play black roles. I came to America to play roles. And Stringer Bell, being my first character, was a smart drug dealer. In my opinion, he's black, but that's not the point.

    i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/09/29/article-2043325-0C93C86C00000578-619_468x372.jpg On screen: Idris with Luther co-star Warren Brown, who plays Justin Ripley. The show has just been picked up for a third season

    'The point is, this is a man who's caught between two worlds. And that complex balance he's in, is what made the drama.'
    The actor is already busy with his detective series Luther which has just been snapped up for a third series.

    He told The Sun: 'I was blown away by the reaction to series two. People really got on board and getting an Emmy nomination for Luther is the icing on the cake.
    'We’re looking at returning with some equally great storylines and characters — and hopefully an Emmy award.'



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  2. Wow, it'd definitely be a stunt if he was cast as James Bond...
    Not sure if I'd like it. And I don't mean that in a racist way, I just envision the character James Bond to look a certain way, like he always did... And this guy, whilst handsome, doesn't fit the bill.
     
  3. That would be amazing.
     
  4. I don't think I'd be able to contain myself at the movie theater if Idris was the new Bond.... my goodness **wipes sweat from forehead**
     
  5. hmm...i'd have to see him in a tux holding a martini glass.

    The pics in the article dont do it for me, the undone tie etc. He looks more Law and Order to me....I am not seeing the bond in him in those pictures.

    But i also wasnt sold on Daniel Craig (until I saw the first 90 seconds of Casino Royale :P)



    ETA: after a quick trip to google, I just want to say....


    Hello Mr. Bond! :nuts:

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  6. Same for me!!! I would see my soul to the devil himself, to be a bond girl with that man.

    I am not a Bond fan, but would QUICKLY become one :drool:
     
  7. The pics in the article are from his BBC show Luther (which I love). I have never seen a Bond movie. TBH I have never been interested in the franchise but I would see it if Idris is cast as Bond. Yes Indeed.
     
  8. OMG!

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  9. Keep on Googlin' CobaltBlu - he is a fine specimen.... yes, indeedy :drool::sweatdrop::faint:
     
  10. check, and double-check, DC!!! :P
     
  11. :drool:
     
  12. he can be in any movie and I will watch it! :drool:
     
  13. when he was getting ready to do the do with Gabriel Union in Daddy's Girls and her drunk azz threw him off her to go throw up, I screamed "HERE I AM... TAKE ME, TAKE ME!!!"
     
  14. **Just put Takers back on my Netflix queue**

    I could watch "Daddy's Little Girls" 24hrs a day
     
  15. my favorite line:

    Little girl says to Gabby Union with SERIOUS attitude "Don't act like you know us":roflmfao::roflmfao: