Idris Elba has been on a winning streak but one role that sadly won’t be added to his IMBD page is James Bond. While there’s been lots of talk about the Luther actor taking the role in an upcoming James Bond film which would make him the first “black Bond.” Idris shut that all down and says not only will it no be happening but he hates the term “black Bond.”
On ITV’s Lorraine he says:
“It’s a rumor that’s gotten out of control, basically — but that’s all it is,”
“We don’t say ‘white Bond,’ we just say ‘Bond.’ So it suddenly becomes a black man and he’s a ‘black Bond.’ So I hate that phrase.”
Idris Elba ignited Twitter with the most explicit celebrity tweets of 2014 (so far). See his tweets inside and pics of other celebs (Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Harris) at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala.
Idris Elba, who’s received international critical acclaim for his performance “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” set Twitter on fire this weekend with a very shocking and explicit tweet.
The gorgeous actor shared the “backstory” of this photo with the tweets….
Umm…..we’re not even going to go there. It speaks for itself.
But before he “unleashed” the beast, Idris walked the red carpet at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala in the Palm Springs Convention Center in California.
Idris’ “Mandela” co-star Naomie Harris was also in attendance.
Idris & Naomie reunited onstage to present one of the evening’s awards.
Celebrated “12 Years A Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o signed autographs as she walked the red carpet.
She looked amazing in an Elie Saab dress which she paired with Christian Louboutin heels.
Inside the gala, Lupita posed with Naomie.
Lupita attended the gala with her brother Peter Nyong’o.
Alfre Woodard, who shared a memorable scene in 12 Years A Slave with Lupita, was also spotted.
12 Years A Slave star (and the frontrunner for the Oscar’s “Best Actor” nomination) Chiwetel Ejiofor signed autographs on the red carpet.
Chiwetal present an award to 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen who posed with his Bianca Stigter and their children Alex & Dexter McQueen.
Photos via Charley Gallay/Getty Images North America