Daniel Craig's black Bond wish
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 November 2008
'Quantum of Solace' star Daniel Craig wants the next James Bond to be black after Barack Obama became the first African-American US President-elect
Daniel Craig wants the next James Bond to be black.
The actor - who has played the British spy in two instalments of the franchise - claims Barack Obama becoming the first African-American President of the United States has paved the way for a black Bond.
He said: "I'm a real fan of Obama because I like his political ideas. And I think it's the right moment for a black James Bond. If we can have a black US President, I think we might have reached the moment for a new kind of 007.
"I think the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the 50s has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated."
However, Craig doesn't believe his idea would have been approved by the late Fleming.
He added: "I think he'd probably turn in his grave."
Craig, 40, recently said Obama would make a better Bond than his former presidential rival John McCain.
He said: "Obama would be the better Bond, because, if he's true to his word, he'd be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe-to-toe with them."
Black British actor Colin Salmon had been rumoured to be in talks for the role before Craig was cast for 'Casino Royale'.
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