CHANGE OF COLOUR? Daniel Craig says the next actor who plays James Bond could be black.
Daniel Craig says Barack Obama’s win in the American presidential election has paved the way for the next James Bond to be black.
The actor - who has played the British spy in two instalments of the franchise - says he’d like to see his replacement be black.
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.[/quote]