Idris Elba Is Not English Enough to Play James Bond, Roger Moore Says
Idris Elba rocks a red tie while shooting scenes for his hit show Luther on Friday (March 27) in London, England.
While the 42-year-old English actor is working on Luther, he is also in talks to star as a villain in the upcoming Star Trek 3 film.
Former James Bond actor Roger Moore, who starred in seven Bond movies between 1973 and 1985, recently shared his thoughts on Idris as a possible choice to play the 007 agent in the future.
He added, “Although James may have been played by a Scot, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he should be “English-English”. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting idea, but unrealistic.”
After facing much backlash for his comments, Roger wrote on Twitter, “An interview I gave to Paris Match implies I said something racist about Idris Elba. That is simply untrue. #Lost in translation.”
An interview I gave to Paris Match implies I said something racist about Idris Elba. That is simply untrue. #Lost in translation.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) March 28, 2015
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