Idris Elba thinks being offered the role of James Bond would put him in a "difficult position."
The 'Luther' star has been tipped to take over as the iconic spy from Daniel Craig, which would make him the first black actor to nab the part, since the 51-year-old hunk announced his decision to hang up his gun back in 2016 but, although he'd jump at the opportunity to play the famous character, he's worried the public reaction would be based on his ethnicity rather than his skill.
Speaking to Vanity Fair magazine, the 46-year-old actor explained: "James Bond is a hugely coveted, iconic, beloved character, that takes audiences on this massive escapism journey.
"Of course, if someone said to me, 'Do you want to play James Bond?' I'd be like, 'Yeah!'
"That's fascinating to me. But it's not something I've expressed, like, 'Yeah, I wanna be the black James Bond'. You just get disheartened when you get people from a generational point of view going, 'It can't be'. And it really turns out to be the colour of my skin.