JAMES BONDING? Idris Elba clicks an awkward selfie with Daniel Craig at the Golden Globe Awards, fuels talk about Bond role again
The 'Luther' actor took to Instagram to share the awkward selfie that featured Craig, the current film series actor, who will reprise the role in 'Bond 25'
Idris Elba is just loving being a tease to fans who are still speculating about him being the next James Bond. The actor, who was attending the Golden Globes on Sunday, managed to click quite the 'awkward' selfie with the current James Bond star Daniel Craig at California's Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The 'Luther' actor took to Instagram to share the selfie that featured Craig who will reprise the role in Bond 25', which is set to hit cinemas in 2020. The upcoming movie will mark Craig's fifth entry into the franchise, following 'Casino Royale', 'Quantum Of Solace', 'Skyfall', and 'Spectre'.
Speaking about the possibility of playing the iconic character last year, Elba, who has been a frontrunner for the coveted Bond role, said: "I think it’s more about, 'We just want to have a black guy play James Bond' rather than, 'Idris Elba, the actor, play James Bond.' That’s the part I’m like, 'Ugh, come on.'"
On the evening of the awards, Elba showed everyone that there's no bad blood between him and fellow actor Richard Madden as they shared a sweet hug, while the 32-year-old accepted the Best Actor in a Television Drama award for his performance in the hit drama 'Bodyguard'.
Madden too was said to be in the run to replace the current Bond, ever since he wowed audiences with his portrayal of steely diplomatic protection officer David Budd in the BBC drama. However, Richard was reluctant to confirm or deny that he was "in talks" for the popular 007 role when he was recently asked about it.
He admitted at the time: "It's really flattering. Although people make things up - but it is lovely to be involved in the conversation." This comes after reports that the Scottish actor had been approached by Barbara Broccoli, who has the final say on all Bond characters. A source said: "It's seriously looking like he [Madden] is going to get the job. Not only is he on top of Barbara's list, but she is preparing to offer the role."
In other 007 news, Dominic West is now propagating for a transgender James Bond in the future, and he already has an inkling about who would be the best person for the job. The 59-year-old actor thinks that Daniel Craig should be replaced as the eponymous secret agent in the long-running film franchise by Hannah Graf.
Thirty-one-year-old Graf is the highest-ranking transgender soldier in the British Army. Expressing his views about the 007 position, West said, "She's a beautiful girl who could be Bond. That's actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army."