Did Roger Moore Really Say Idris Elba Wasn't English Enough to Play James Bond?

March 29, 2015 6:38 PM

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Did Roger Moore Really Say Idris Elba Wasn't English Enough to Play James Bond?

Veteran actor Roger Moore found himself in a cloud of controversy over recent comments that James Bond should be played by an "English-English" actor, as opposed to Cuba Gooding Jr. – or, it seemed, Idris Elba.

Moore, 87, was originally quoted in a Friday interview with the French magazine Paris Match, which includes a sidebar featuring Moore's comments on the other Bond men, including Sean Connery and Daniel Craig. Moore starred in the long-running franchise from 1973-1985, appearing as Bond in seven film...

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