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Idris Elba Has Talked To Producers About Playing The First Black James Bond
Via Huffington Post
Having the opportunity to co-star beside a suave British intelligence agent such as James Bond, requires a lot of skill and technique. According to 36-year-old actress Naomie Harris, prepping for her starring role in, Skyfall, proved to be more strenuous than she originally expected.
While promoting the franchise’s 23rd installment of Bond, Harris took time out to speak with the Huffington Post about her new role as 007’s sidekick, in addition to her thoughts on Idris Elba possibly becoming the first black James Bond…
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]
One would think after 23 (including this one) Bond films that the producers would HAVE to do something give the franchise some new life. Although many different actors have played the infamous Brit in the past, we think a black Bond would be a welcome change and bring the interest of a new demographic (see, African-Americans) that might not have cared much for double-0-7 in the past.
What do you think? Would you support a black Bond, or would you feel like the producers are just pandering to us?
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