Idris Elba is a man of many faces that has taken Hollywood by storm. But not only has he taken on the big screen, he became the ladies’ desire on HBO’s Baltimore drug drama, The Wire. But, what most didn’t know at the time was that he was not from these shores; that actually, he is an import.
London is the former DJ’s home, but he’s a major fixture on the landscape of America’s entertainment world now. The Emmy award nominated actor has long been rumored to become the next actor to play the coveted role of James Bond. He was recently interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR) and revealed his thoughts on playing the role and his feelings as an actor in America.
Elba told NPR that no matter how the proposal of the role might happen he does not want to be considered the “black James Bond.” He said early in the interview that he didn’t come to America to play “black roles” just “roles.” Check out what he had to say about the role of James Bond being offered to him and how he would “approach” the offer.