Posted on November 7, 2008

Daniel Craig Backs a Black Bond After Obama Win

Indian Express (New Delhi), November 6, 2008

Following the historic victory of Barack Obama in the US Presidential elections, Daniel Craig says the world should be prepared to see a ‘coloured 007’.

The 40-year-old, who was himself the target of much criticism for being the first ‘blonde Bond’, humoured the idea at a press conference before the Italian premier of his latest Bond film, ‘Quantum of Solace’.

“After Barack Obama”s victory I think we might have reached the moment for a coloured 007,” the ‘Telegraph’ quoted him as telling the Agi news agency.

“I think the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the Fifties has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated.”