Don't Tell Idris Elba He Would Make A Good "Black" James Bond

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There is so much going on with Idris Elba lately, and that's a very good thing, because now we finally have an excuse to post this photo and stare at it for awhile.

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OK, that's enough, everyone! Let's get back to some very important blogging issues! First up, Elba did an interview for ITV's Lorraine where he (SADLY) shut down rumors that he's going to be picking up the mantle from my husband current James Bond star Daniel Craig. He told Lorraine "it's a rumor that has gotten out of control," and nothing more. Well boo, said everyone who thinks he'd be perfect to replace Craig in the role.

However, Elba, who recently received Golden Globe nominations both for his role in Mandela and the show Luther, said he isn't necessarily too revved about being cast as the iconic spy because he doesn't like the idea of being dubbed "the black Bond:"

"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."

OMG, everyone. THIS. Exactly this.

You can watch the interview with Elba here if you're in an ITV region. Otherwise, how about we just Netflix a marathon of Luther, yeah?

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DISCUSSION

*cue white people saying "BUT THE CHARACTER IS JUST WHITE. THAT'S JUST HOW IT IS. HE'S A WHITE MAN. IT WOULDN'T MAKE ANY SENSE IF HE WEREN'T WHITE. BECAUSE OF LIKE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY AND OTHER REASONS. STOP MAKING EVERYTHING ABOUT RACE. BUT HE ABSOLUTELY CAN'T BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE WHITE RACE. k" *