Time for black or gay James Bond, says Pierce Bros­nan

The China Post - - ARTS -

The next James Bond could be black or gay, ar­gues 007 vet­eran Pierce Bros­nan.

“Sure. Why not?” the Ir­ish star was quoted as telling men’s mag­a­zine De­tails when asked if he could pic­ture a gay Bond.

Bros­nan said he doubted Bond pro­ducer Bar­bara Broc­coli would al­low a gay Bond to hap­pen in her life­time.

“But it would cer­tainly make for in­ter­est­ing view­ing,” he added.

“Let’s start with a great black ac­tor be­ing James Bond. Idris Elba cer­tainly has the phys­i­cal­ity, the charisma, the pres­ence.”

Elba, 42, is seen as a fron­trun­ner to suc­ceed Daniel Craig, who has played the suave Bri­tish agent for the last 10 years.

Bros­nan played Bond in movies “Gold­eneye,” “To­mor­row Never Dies,” “The World is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day” in the 1990s and 2000s.

His re­marks were pub­lished five months af­ter another pre­vi­ous 007 ac­tor, Roger Moore, was blasted on so­cial media for sug­gest­ing race should be a fac­tor when cast­ing the next Bond.

French mag­a­zine Paris Match quoted him as say­ing: “Though James has been played by a Scot, a Welsh­man, an Ir­ish­man, I think he should be English-English. It’s nonethe­less an in­ter­est­ing idea, but un­re­al­is­tic.

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