Idris Elba knows all about how fans have clamoring for him getting to play James Bond. He’s also grateful for it.
In the interview for his Variety cover story for his upcoming movie, Beasts of No Nation, Elba says that he hears from moviegoers about James Bond all the time: “If human beings want to know if there’s any connectivity between all of us, the one thing I’ve heard around the world universally is that, ‘You’ll be great at James Bond!”
He then basically says that it’s up to fan campaigns to actually make this dream a reality: “If it should happen, that’s proof there’s connectivity amongst human beings. If everyone wants something, they can make it happen. That would be true.” This is probably because Elba says that no one has approached him about taking the role after Daniel Craig: “It’s all rumor-ville. I’m not speaking to the James Bond people. They are not speaking to me. So if it was to happen, there you go — the will of the nation.”
All right, we get it, Idris, you want to play James Bond, and you want the public to help you out with that. I’m sure the public will oblige.
(h/t Entertainment Weekly)