Idris Elba, is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. He is best known for his portrayal of drug lord and aspiring businessman Russell Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire.
“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was. But now [they are] suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. That’s not who James Bond is and I know it’s racist to probably point this out.” stated Rush Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh took his argument a step further, saying casting Elba as Bond is like casting George Clooney as President Obama or Kelsey Grammer as Nelson Mandela or Scarlett Johansson as Condoleezza Rice.
Rush Limbaugh did not reveal however how he feels about Daniel Craig playing Bond, or make mention of actors David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan, who, while white, are not Scottish.
Roger Moore was English, Pierce Brosnan Irish and George Lazenby Australian. Meanwhile, Timothy Dalton was born in Wales to an English father and American mother.
In fact, of the seven men to have essayed this iconic character in celluloid over the past fifty years, only one is actually Scottish – the very first Bond, Sean Connery.
Despite Rush Limbaugh’s sentiments, Idris Elba, would be receptive to starring as Bond when Daniel Craig’s run ends, after his turn in the next film, Spectre, Daniel Craig may star in just one more 007 flick.
Black or while we will always love Bond movies and we have a lot of respect for this talented genius, Idris Elba.
According to radio host Rush Limbaugh, Idris Elba, who is the front runner to eventually replace Daniel Craig as 007, cannot play James Bond because h...3.0