Pierce Brosnan on a Gay James Bond: Franchise's Producer Would Not Allow It

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"Let's start with a great black actor being James Bond," Brosnan said.

Some James Bond fans might be shaken by Pierce Brosnan's latest comment about the character. 

The actor was asked by Details whether he could see the film series opting for a gay Bond, and although Brosnan himself would be open to the idea, he doesn't imagine it happening anytime soon.

After initially responding with "Sure. Why not?" to the idea of a gay Bond, Brosnan — who last played the spy character in 2002's Die Another Day — paused before adding: "Actually, I don't know how it would work. I don't think [Bond producer] Barbara [Broccoli] would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing."

"Let's start with a great black actor being James Bond," the No Escape star continued. "Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel [Craig] will be there for a while yet."

The next Bond film, Spectre, stars Craig, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux and hits theaters Nov. 6. 

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