Idris Elba Responds To Roger Moore’s Comments, While A Black Former Bond Villain Calls The Idea Of A Black 007 ‘Ridiculous’

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Idris Elba is an incredible actor and one hell of a hunk.

So of course he’d make a perfect Bond! HE’S GOT THE ACCENT.

Sure, the James Bond character was traditionally white but so was the lead in Annie!

Roger Moore, a former Bond, said that someone who is “English-English” should play Bond. Many misconstrued his words as racist and confusing.

Even though Moore later said he never intended any racism, Elba originally responded:

“I was born here. I was born in England, born and raised.”

Then he addressed the whole rumor that he’d be playing the next Bond, saying:

“It’s a rumor that’s really started to eat itself. If there was a chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone.”

Wow, does he sound a little disappointed? Cause we know we sure are! He’d have made a fantastic Bond!

But you know who doesn’t agree with us? Yaphet Kotto, a black actor who played a Bond villain in Live and Let Die, when Roger Moore was still Bond. Kotto said:

“He cannot be black. Political correctness be damned. James Bond was established by Ian Fleming as a white character, played by white actors. Play 003 or 006, but you cannot be 007. A lot of people say we should be allowed to play everything. Don’t be ridiculous.

If I say I want to play JFK I should be laughed out the room. Why should James Bond be black? It’s silly. I don’t think it’s right for black actors or writers to do roles that whites have made historically white heroic roles. These roles are not written for black men. Black men should stop trying to play white heroes. We have pens. Put a black man in a role that no one else has established.”

While we totally get where he’s coming from and respect his opinion… Idris Elba would just be so badass as Bond!!

[ Related: Idris Elba Rumored Villain In Next Star Trek Movie?! ]

Someone needs to write Idris Elba a Bond-esque film! We’d watch the hell out of that movie.

Would U?? Let us know in the comments!!

Apr 9, 2015 5:40pm PST

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