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Idris Elba fans were losing their minds over the weekend when a retro reaction video to GoldenEye was resurfaced on social media.
Posted by a James Bond fan account, the publicity video appears to be from 1995, when the 007 installment was released in England. That film marked the first time Pierce Brosnan played James Bond.
In the spot, a few people give their reaction before a young Elba appears on-screen with a friend, having just seen the picture.
“He’s really good,” Elba says of Brosnan. “He’s got all the charm. He’s got all the looks. And he’s fit and strong and blah, blah, blah. He’s all right.”
Fans of Elba have lobbied for the beloved actor to be the next James Bond. In a recent interview, Elba said he was well aware that he was on so many fans’ wishlists. “I know the rumors about Bond have always chased me,” he said. “Listen, my poor mum is like, ‘One day you’re going to get it!’ I was like, ‘Mum, I’m good, I’ve got Luther.’”
At the time he appeared in the 1995 reaction video, a then-23-year-old Elba was just starting his acting career, landing small roles in projects in his native U.K. It would be a few years before he became a household name for his award-winning work.
Audience reactions to GoldenEye. Spot anyone interesting toward the end? pic.twitter.com/Fi2y1E4tFI
— DoubleOKevin (@KevBot_007) September 18, 2021
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