Idris Elba Caught Up n the black James Bond controversy
Following the up rise of speculations about Idris Elba becoming the new James Bond, reactions have been limitless.
Journalist Katie Hopkins said
“No Idris Elba, you cannot be James Bond.
You will not be 007, no matter how many tweets you put out saying ‘I’m Elba, Idris Elba.’”
Although, Ice T replied Katie, Idris has however come through to defend casting controversies.
“Artistic license is artistic license.
If an actor has the attributes to do something, they should be able to do it,”
“You don’t necessarily have to be gay to play a gay character.
Though you do have to be black to play a black character.”
Idris then called the debate around him starring as James Bond “nonsense.”
“It’s a fictional character.
I’ve got mad respect for how Ian Fleming described him.
He said he was a white guy, looked like this …
That’s how it was written.
But then there’s interpretation,”
“If we were always bound by the confines that something has to be [one way],
people would never have expanded on things and come up with some of the most genius ideas.”