John Boyega not expecting to land James Bond as a Black actor

John Boyega would be surprised if the role of James Bond will be played by a Black actor

Even before Daniel Craig stepped down from playing the super-spy. The Star Wars star, 30, has ruled himself out of the running for the role as he believes it would be ‘surprising’ if the role went to a person of colour.

When asked on the Happy Confused Sad podcast whether he would consider playing Bond, John admitted: ‘I’m sorry but I’m black – I don’t know how.

‘When you’re black, I don’t know how that goes. You as a white man grew up in a society as a white man and that’s normal. That’s normal to you. Even the mention of a black Bond is like “Oh, okay.”’

He admitted: ‘I don’t necessarily believe that but if that’s what they’re doing then that is very surprising to me.

‘As an actor, you kind of just stay out of that conversation. But if it’s for you then maybe. But if not then you just enjoy it in a movie theatre like everyone else.’

Daniel Craig hung up his tuxedo and Martini glass after the latest Bond film, No Time To Die, and the next actor taking on the iconic role has yet to be revealed.

Among the actors tipped to take on the iconic role next is Idris Elba, who would be the first Black Bond if he does bag the part.

No decisions have yet been revealed by producer Barbara Broccoli, who previously said the search would not even begin until Daniel’s fifth and final movie was released, which also suffered huge delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bond has been played by six different actors – Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig – all of whom are white men.

Speculation had mounted over whether the next 007 could be a Black actor or a woman, neither of which have been cast as Bond in a full movie, barring Lashana Lynch, who fleetingly took on the moniker in the last instalment.

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