Elba ‘dis­heart­ened’ by black James Bond com­ments

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Stay Connected - — SAN JOSE MER­CURY NEWS

Idris Elba said he hasn’t been ap­proached about be­ing the next James Bond. In fact, in an in­ter­view with Van­ity Fair, the Bri­tish ac­tor doubted that such cast­ing would ever hap­pen.

The “Fast & Fu­ri­ous Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” star mostly down­played the idea dur­ing the in­ter­view, but at one point he touched on his reser­va­tions for not want­ing to be the long-run­ning fran­chise’s first black 007.

He said some peo­ple have ex­pressed to him that they couldn’t ac­cept a black Bond.

“You just get dis­heart­ened when you get peo­ple from a gen­er­a­tional point of view go­ing, ‘It can’t be.’ And it re­ally turns out to be the color of my skin,” he told the pub­li­ca­tion.

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