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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Idris Elba speaks about his experience with racism as rumours swirl over James Bond role

Idris Elba may be a successful Hollywood hot shot, but the 44yr old actor had his fair share of racist experiences growing up in London. He said he was 'shielded from racial tension' when he lived in Hackney before he moved with his parents Eve and Winston to the Canning Town area of the capital and that's when the nightmare began. Describing the assault, he told The Telegraph:

'I'd been shielded from racial tension, but when we moved I felt it full whack.
'Mate, if you were Indian or black you were getting it.
'Eggs thrown at you, the whole thing.'
Meanwhile, as talk of a first black James Bond are making the rounds, rumour has it Idris Elba could be in for the role.
The American director Ridley, 51, appeared to drop the bombshell Elba is set for Bond when he was at the premiere of their new Sky Atlantic series last week.
He said:
'Idris is pretty much becoming a national treasure for every country. We couldn't have done it without him.
'It was a pleasure, he's a gentleman. I can't wait to see him as James Bond quite frankly.' For his part, Idris thinks it's all just rumours. He said: 'Oh my god, I have no idea why he said that. That's another six months of the rumour, oh well.' 


NaijaDeltaBabe said...


... Merited happiness

RareSpecie Z said...

Mumu Talk.
A Bond son can never be Black (as far as Lan Flemings story is portrayed)
Been a fan of the Franchise 4 Eons n i can confidently Boast of havin all Bond Collections (courtesy of my Dad) cos Pops was also a fan when i was a todd crawling all round the house makin trouble (s).
Still lovin all the actor from Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Now these assholes are playin a Racist Card 2 hit this Gig 4 Dude Alba. Pathetic

lami said...

He would make a great bond character

Vivian Reginalds said...

can it ever end? NO!!!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

๐Ÿ”ซ ๐Ÿ˜ŽSterling Archer ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ฒ said...

You're truly a rare specie... Hope to meet with you someday

Agbomen said...

Wow!!! know all d names of d past James Bond?!! Indeed his name becomes him. I like James Bond movies too, but hv never bothered to learn the name's of the old cast for part. Hope my crush Idris gets the part. Let's keep our fingers crossed and be positive.

Anonymous said...

Weather Bond or not. He's still a tall glass of water at 44๐Ÿ˜‡

RareSpecie Z said...

Gun n Dark Goggles + a smile @ (emoji things).
Well, u can snatch me at a Bar of CMD things if u Eko Loungin (Tickles Magodo) on a regular night when ish is aiit.

Tanx 4 the Luv; Luv.

Anonymous said...

Flemming never insisted James Bond had to be white. There are black people in her Majesty's secret service, and there is nothing wrong in proportional representation.

You're just acting like a mouthpiece for racists, and you come across like you have a slave and negro mentality.

Black people can represent and portray an idea, just as well as any.

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