The internet works miracles, and it’s not Idris Elba fans who will say the opposite! Spotted by a fan, a video shot at the exit of a screening of “GoldenEye” in 1995 has surfaced and we thus discover a young 23-year-old Idris Elba who speaks about Pierce Brosnan’s performance.
23 years old and already too much charisma
The name Idris Elba is world famous today. The British actor, revealed thanks to his monumental participation in the series The Wire between 2002 and 2004, has since chained film roles, both under the direction of Ridley Scott (Prometheus) than at Marvel (Thor) or DC (The Suicide Squad). He is also very famous for his role in Luther, British detective series with international success. He is so popular that his name comes up often when it comes to evoking who will take over from Daniel Craig to play James Bond.
Idris Elba: “He’s really good!”
While waiting for the release of To die can wait, which should teach us more on the subject, we can treat ourselves to a nice little bit of old age by discovering a video in which Idris Elba, then a very young beginner in the film industry and come as a simple spectator, comments on Pierce Brosnan’s performance in GoldenEye (from 0’27)!
He’s really good! He has charm, he has allure … And then he is fit, he is strong, etc. He is good, he is very good.
At that time, the young Idris Elba had not yet worked for the cinema (his first role on the big screen will be in the French film Step mother in 1999) and got only three small roles, for a single episode in the series 2point4 Children and Space Precinct, both in 1994, and two episodes of The Bill. It was therefore both an amateur of 007 and a young aspiring to the big screen that Idris Elba showed up with a friend at a session of GoldenEye, and that he naturally gave his opinion at the exit.
If he does not venture out of a positive comment that flirts with the tongue of wood, we can still notice that Idris Elba already has all the presence that made him famous, and the same sparkle in the eyes where lingers like a charming irony. Who knows, maybe the story will end in the most beautiful way with taking the role of James Bond, and we will watch for Pierce Brosnan’s opinion at the exit of the next 007!