Listen Linda, we’re still a little salty about Anthony Horowitz, the newest author in the James Bond series, calling Idris Elba “too street” to play the smooth spy. According to Horowitz, Elba isn’t suave enough for the role.
“Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other Black actors who would do it better,” he said.
Horowitz continued, “For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Umm…what? Idris isn’t suave? Pssshhhh…
Not only is Elba devastatingly handsome (like a proper Bond should be), but he looks AH-MAY-ZING in bespoke suit. And unlike former Bond actor Sean Connery, Elba is actually English.
But never mind all of that, Elba was born to play James Bond and we’ve found 21 pictures to prove it.
Take a look.
Above all else, Idris’ body was made for a finely tailored Bond suit.
Idris looks great with a drink in his hand–shaken, not stirred, please.
Like Bond, Idris also has a need for speed.
Bond is ultra sexy, and Idris has that on lock.
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To play James Bond, you have to know how to, ehem, romance the ladies, and well…
When they’re working, both Idris and James Bond are super intense.
Still not convinced? Look at this.