You've probably heard more than a few of your friends express their desire for Idris Elba to play James Bond. But according to the actor, it's never going to happen.
Speaking at an appearance at the British Film Institute on Tuesday, Elba said that the James Bond discussion is "a rumor that's really starting to eat itself."
"If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it's gone," Elba said. He added that talks between him and Bond producers have "never happened."
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Why, then, do the rumors persist? Elba blamed Daniel Craig. Craig apparently said that "Idris Elba would be a great Bond" four years ago, Elba explained, and the internet has been awash with the rumor ever since.
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