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Tuesday February 07, 2023

Idris Elba quashes rumours of playing the 'next Bond': 'Not my career goal'

Idris Elba is dogged by the questions regarding playing James Bond

By Web Desk
September 08, 2022
Idris Elba is dogged by the questions regarding playing James Bond
Idris Elba is dogged by the questions regarding playing James Bond

Actor Idris Elba is   not rejoicing the fact that everyone is  asking him about playing James Bond, reported Deadline. 

The Beast actor quashed the rumours saying, “It is not a goal for my career. I don’t think that, you know, playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals.”

The actor continued, “It will definitely satisfy the will of a nation. I’m not gonna lie, every corner of the world I go, and I’m talking about different cultures, they always go ‘Bond,’ and I feel it is beyond me at this junction. It’s beyond me. You know, it’s not a question of, should I, do I, will I. It is what the will of the nation dictates sometimes.”

“I’m not that guy, but in everyone’s world I might be. And that – job done. Because the truth is, you know, a lot of people are really seeing Idris playing Bond as the ‘alternative Bond.’ And as long as that alternative is existing, that’s great for the growth of  casting.”

The rumours about Elba playing Bond became rife when producer Barbara Broccoli earlier stated that the next Bond could belong to any ethnicity or race. 

This  led many to speculate that the  next Bond could  be played by Elba as the 'first black bond'.