Daniel Craig believes world ready for black Bond

daniel_craig.jpgDaniel Craig, who created controversy when he was first cast as James Bond because he’s blond, believes the world is now ready for a black Bond. Currently on a tour to promote the new Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, he told a packed press conference at the St. Regis Hotel in Rome: “After Barack Obama’s victory I think we might have reached the moment for a colored 007. I think the role is well suited to a colored actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the ’50s has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated.” He added, “However, I think this eventually would probably make Fleming turn in his grave.” Although a Brit, Craig went on to praise Obama, saying, “I’m a true fan of Obama and have always been because the political ideas that come out of his speeches seem authentic.”

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  1. quinn • November 9, 2008 @ 11:18 PM

    I like Daniel Craig, however his use of the word coloured made me cringe. A publisist or his agent should make sure to sit him down and tell him coloured is not acceptable any more to describe black people. He’s not coming from a place of malicious intent so I don’t take it as such. I don’t want to see a black bond or a female bond or a dog named bond. I’m sure a writer will be inking a black secret agent novel soon enough. Remember XXX the next one can be a woman, maybe Queen Latifah or Salma Hayek. Hmmmmmm.

  2. Bond,James...Cosmos! • November 10, 2008 @ 11:12 AM

    »James Bond Rocks! Again!…Yes.

  3. tributegirl • November 10, 2008 @ 4:39 PM

    Yeah quinn, that’s kind of how I felt, that he didn’t use the word coloured with any mean intent, but it was weird to read, wasn’t it?

  4. Iamone • November 11, 2008 @ 3:25 PM

    As Jim Carrey put it in an MTV Movie award monologue: We’re all just a bunch of scared caucasians ….

  5. tributegirl • November 11, 2008 @ 6:59 PM

    Right on, Iamone, you said it! Or…I guess…Jim Carrey did!

  6. paulina • November 14, 2008 @ 1:44 PM

    who uses the word ‘coloured’ any more? didn’t someone in hollywood get blasted for using coloured when referring to obama? why isn’t craig getting busted for using it?

  7. English Musician The Black Bond • November 14, 2008 @ 2:00 PM

    This is Good News for me

    Praise the LORD in deed : )

  8. theoneandonly • November 16, 2008 @ 4:16 PM

    NEVER!!

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