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Idris Elba Thinks He's 'Too Old' To Play James Bond

by Latifah Muhammad 2:43 PM PDT, July 21, 2016
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Fans may want Idris Elba to play James Bond, but the 43-year-old actor claims he's too old for the job.

While promoting Star Trek Beyond Elba discussed what he called "the wildest rumor in the world," and confirmed that he's never actually been in talks for the 007 role.

"If it was to happen it would be the will of the nation because there's been no talks [between] me and the studio," he told Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan on Thursday.

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The father of two also joked that he's outgrown the perks traditionally associated with the Bond character.

"If I'm really honest I think I'm too old for that," he said. "I can't be running around in cars and ladies and martinis, who wants to do that? Sounds terrible."

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While it doesn't look like he'll be transforming into Bond anytime soon, fans can catch Elba in Star Trek Beyond, which opens nationwide on Friday.

Watch the video below to see Elba and Jimmy Fallon's hilarious rendition of "Endless Love."

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