Women of Twitter were in a complete frenzy last night after Idris Elba responded to rumors of being casted as the new James Bond.
“Isn’t 007 supposed to [be] handsome? Glad you think I’ve got a shot,” the British actor tweeted alongside a funny, but still handsome, photo of himself.
Obviously, Twitter followers from all over the world responded with a resounding, hell yes!
Elba has not been officially offered the highly coveted role and he’s not counting himself out either. In a Q&A with Reddit fans this September, Elba happily answered, “yes, if it was offered to me, absolutely.”
Characteristically a smooth and debonair secret service agent played by a number of British and white actors, if casted, the 42-year-old Elba would be the first Black actor to take up the role of 007 since it’s 1962 debut.
Not only does Elba have the look and style for the gig, he’s definitely got the swagger. We think the former Essence cover star would be perfect for the role.
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