Idris Elba has 'no idea' if he'll play James Bond

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 June 2015
Idris Elba

Idris Elba

London-born actor Idris Elba has admitted he has "no idea" whether he'll be the next James Bond

Idris Elba has "no idea" whether he'll be the next James Bond.

The 42-year-old actor - who previously starred as former South African President Nelson Mandela in ' Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' - has been heavily linked to the coveted role of the British secret agent, but Idris doesn't know whether the talk will come to fruition.

Asked if he's set to become the next James Bond, the London-born star said: "It's just a rumour. I've no idea."

However, Idris said that regardless of whether he lands the part of Bond, he won't be losing any sleep.

He told Radio Times: "I've sort of conquered fear. In life, there is no place for it. I don't mean to sound deep and philosophical, but it's a waste of emotion."

Earlier this year, Idris admitted he won't star in a film unless producers still allow him to DJ on the side.

He said: "I don't have a clause but we do ask the production companies to allow me the chance to go off and spin wherever I am in the world.

"Most of them want to have a happy actor, so they're like, 'Yeah, go off, let him DJ if it makes him comfortable.' Which is really lucky ... I'm absolutely going back [to Ibiza this year]."

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