The internet rarely agrees on anything, but there is one thing that many are rallying together to demand, and that is Idris Elba as James Bond (or the Doctor on Doctor Who — either is acceptable). But, 87-year-old Roger Moore doesn’t exactly hang out on our corners of the internet — and there’s just something about that Elba that doesn’t seem quite right to him.
“A few years ago, I said that [black actor] Cuba Gooding Jnr would make an excellent Bond, but it was a joke!” replies Sir Roger, 87, who starred in seven Bond movies between 1973 and 1985.
“Although James may have been played by a Scot, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he should be ‘English-English’,” he continues.
“Nevertheless, it’s an interesting idea, but unrealistic.”
What could possibly not be “English-English” about the English-born Idris Elba? Please tell us exactly what makes him different from all the other Bond actors.
Mm-hmm, Roger Moore. We know what you’re saying.
Source: The Daily Mail