00-Never: Idris Elba Isn't As Eager to Play James Bond As You May Like

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14:  Idris Elba attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

00-Never: Idris Elba Isn't As Eager to Play James Bond As You May Like

Find out why the actor isn't really feeling it.

Published July 23, 2016

For years, there has been an unofficial campaign by sensible people everywhere to get Idris Elba to play James Bond in the next installment of the franchise. While the actor is flattered by the love, he doesn't seem to be up for it, saying it's pretty much played out for him at this stage in his career.

"If I'm really honest, man, I think I'm too old for that," the 43-year-old actor said during an interview on Good Morning America on Thursday. "Running around in cars and ladies and martinis. Who wants to do that? Sounds terrible."

While we're sure the Obsessed actor was being facetious about that last part, he doesn't seem to be as excited as his fans are for the prospect of him being the first Black Bond. However, he does see the rigorous campaigning to get his name out there.

"I keep saying if it were to happen, it would be the will of a nation because there hasn't been any talks between me and the studio about any of that," he said. "But everywhere I go, people want that to happen, so."

Watch the segment, below:

Watch our interview with Idris Elba above and see him in Star Trek Beyond.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images)


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