“It’s a very old rumor. My dad and I were talking about this the other day,” Elba told CNN in an interview Wednesday. “I would do it, but I don’t want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I’m saying? Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.”
Elba is certainly building up the resume. He nabbed two Emmy nominations this year, for his guest role in “The Big C” and his lead in the BBC mini-series “Luther,” and has starred in films such as 2009’s “Obsessed” and this summer’s “Thor.” He’ll next feature in the upcoming Ridley Scott film, “Prometheus.”
He’s got everything, he’s handsome, strong and sexy.