British actor Idris is hotly rumoured to be next in line to play suave secret agent James Bond, but a former 007 doesn't seem to approve of the choice.
In a recent interview with Paris Match, former Bond star Roger Moore apparently dismissed the idea as "interesting" but "unrealistic".
"A few years ago, I said that Cuba Gooding Jnr would make an excellent Bond, but it was a joke!" he reportedly said.
"Although James may have been played by a Scot, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he should be ‘English-English’."
Those comments drew immediate criticism, with many wondering why London-born actor Idris wasn't considered 'English' enough for the part.
Roger, who played James Bond in a total of seven films between 1973 and 1985, has now denied giving those quotes and says they were taken out of context.
According to him, he was simply "agreeing" with a journalist who asked if the iconic spy should be English.