“Sure. Why not?” the 62-year-old actor told Details when asked if he could picture a gay 007. “Actually, I don’t know how it would work. I don’t think Barbara would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”
Broccoli began producing Bond movies in the mid 1980s, starting with “The Living Daylights,” which starred Timothy Dalton as the spy created by British author Ian Fleming. She has since had a hand in every subsequent 007 adventure. Brosnan played the iconic character in four films between 1995 and 2002.
While a gay Bond may be out of the question, for now at least, Brosnan seemed to think a black Bond is more likely.
“Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond,” said Brosnan. “Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel [Craig] will be there for a while yet.”
Indeed, Craig will add his fourth “James Bond” film to his credits with “Spectre,” which will be released in theaters Nov. 6.