NEW YORK: Veteran Hollywood star, known for his character as 007, Pierce Brosnan has argued that the next James Bond could be black or gay.
When asked if he could picture a gay Bond, Irish star said “Sure. Why not?”
Talking to a men’s Magazine, Brosnan said he doubted Bond producer Barbara Broccoli would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime.
“But it would certainly make for interesting viewing,” he added.
“Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond. Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence.”
Elba, 42, is seen as a front-runner to succeed Daniel Craig, who has played the suave British agent for the last 10 years.
Brosnan played Bond in movies Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day in the 1990s.