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EntertainmentIdris Elba Was 'Disheartened' Over James Bond Casting Backlash Over 'the Color of My Skin'

18:26  27 june  2019
18:26  27 june  2019 Source:   people.com

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Idris Elba is once again shooting down the possibility of playing James Bond.

The Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw actor appears on the latest cover of Vanity Fair where he got real about the disappointment he felt after people were opposed to him stepping into the famous secret agent’s shoes. The rumors first started in 2014 when an email leaked from Sony Pictures senior executive Amy Pascal revealed her feeling that “Idris should be the next Bond.”

“You just get disheartened when you get people from a generational point of view going, ‘It can’t be.’ And it really turns out to be the color of my skin,” Elba, 46, said in response to the backlash. “And then if I get it and it didn’t work, or it did work, would it be because of the color of my skin? That’s a difficult position to put myself into when I don’t need to.”

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Idris Elba , our once and future Next James Bond , is having a bit of fun on Twitter. Reports broke this week that the films' producers have finally seen the light and are leaning towards casting Elba in the iconic role, declaring that "it's time" for an actor of color to step into Bond 's freshly-polished English

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Still, Elba admitted that it’s an iconic role he’d want the chance to play if it was offered to him, but he wouldn’t go looking for it.

“James Bond is a hugely coveted, iconic, beloved character, that takes audiences on this massive escapism journey,” he said. “Of course, if someone said to me, ‘Do you want to play James Bond?,’ I’d be like, ‘Yeah!’ That’s fascinating to me. But it’s not something I’ve expressed, like, ‘Yeah, I wanna be the black James Bond.’ Because, by the way, we’re talking about a spy. If you really want to break it down, the more less-obvious it is, the better.”

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Elba has the charisma needed for Bond 's debonair personality and the gravitas for the more dramatic moments that have become commonplace in Bond films since Craig took over . Aidan Turner is a relatively unknown actor outside of Britain, which is par for the course when it comes to Bond casting .

Elba is already too old, but a black, Asian or female actor could succeed Daniel Craig. It is unlikely Idris Elba will ever play James Bond . Despite enjoying too much booze (no fags anymore, of course), he is fit enough to fling a bald megalomaniac over the lip of a hollowed out volcano without

“Bond is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and for that reason, whoever ends up playing it, lives it,” Elba said in the interview. “You’re THAT character, and known as that character for many, many years. I’m creating characters now that can still live alongside Idris. Not ones that take over me and solely define me.”

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