With the recent rumors surrounding the role of who gets to be the next James Bond, Idris Elba has been the top contender in the race so far. However, the actor seemed to blame journalists for their “lazy journalism” for harassing him about asking questions about potential spoilers about the next casting of the British MI-6 agent.
Idris Elba is angry at clickbait journalists
Idris Elba was recently recorded on the podcast Jemele Hill is Unbothered for being seemingly angry at reporters who are interviewing him about the rumors of him being cast as the next James Bond in the upcoming movie. The 49-year-old actor shaded his dark side on the reporters that would ask him questions only about James Bond even though the actor is out promoting another of his film.
Calling it “lazy journalism“, the actor accused the reporters of asking controversial questions and trying to mix up his words that may slip up some form of an answer. Idris Elba even told his mother about his potential casting as James Bond,
“I know the rumors about Bond have always chased me. Listen, my poor mum is like: ‘One day you’re going to get it!’ I was like: ‘Mum, I’m good, I’ve got Luther'”
The role of Luther refers to Idris Elba’s famous series Luther wherein he plays…Luther, DCI John Luther. The actor was recently seen promoting his film Beast (2022). The story follows Idris Elba along with his 2 daughters fighting for survival when some poachers and a wild lion seem to fight with the family getting involved in the ensuing chaos.
Idris Elba finds competition against Henry Cavill
Recent rumors suggest Henry Cavill, the actor known for playing Superman in Man of Steel (2013) is vying for the role of next James Bond. There has been so far no non-white actor portraying the role of James Bond therefore, it would be a preferrable change if the role lands on Idris Elba. However, the actor will be facing tough competition with Henry Cavill.
Henry Cavill had also auditioned for the role in 2005 for Casino Royale but the role landed in the hands of Daniel Craig. It seems that the actor will be vying for the role of the British MI-6 agent once again. There are also rumors of several actors tossing their name in the hat such as Tom Hardy, Miles Teller, Tom Holland, and Henry Golding.
Beast was released on 19th August 2022 and is available to rent on website like Amazon.
Source: Giant Freakin Robot