Idris Elba Hates The Phrase ‘Black Bond’

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014

Idris Elba talks James Bond rumors

If we had a dollar for everytime we heard a Idris Elba as James Bond rumor, we’d be leaving this winter weather for a paid vacation in the Carribean. We’ve debated, fantasized and planted the idea of Elba as 007 in our heads; so much, that a lot of us were convinced this rumor was indeed fact.

Unfortunately, our dreams of the British hottie fighting villians in a well-tailored suit were just killed by the man himself. During a recent appearance on UK talk show Lorraine, the Golden Globe winner said that the whispers are false and “out of control.”

“We don’t say ‘White Bond’, we just say ‘Bond’ so it suddenly becomes a black man and he’s a ‘Black Bond’ so I hate that phrase and it’s a rumour that’s gotten out of control basically, but that’s all it is. There’s no truth in it whatsoever.”
In the meantime, we can look forward to another Bond movie in 2015 starring current star, Daniel Craig.

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