You have to feel sorry for Idris Elba, don’t you? Do you reckon there’s been a day since, like, 2012, where he hasn’t been asked if he’s playing James Bond?
I mean, I’ve been told I’m a loser a mere six times this week, and I find it annoying; and Idris must get asked about Bond at least double that.
So, when I spoke to the actor about his upcoming Luther movie, at the The Suicide Squad junket, he was quick to quash the 007 speculation.
When I asked Idris to tell me something about the upcoming Luther feature film that he hadn’t told anyone yet, he said “After you watch the Luther film, we won’t have anymore conversations about Bond.”
Idris is one of the many A-list celebrities to be in the running for the titular role in James Bond, following Daniel Craig; alongside Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page.
I mean, I’m still waiting for Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, to give me a call… Like, if you need someone who has zero sex appeal, can’t handle a weapon and – most importantly – doesn’t particularly like martinis, I’m your man.