Despite widespread acclaim for Daniel Craig’s interpretation of James Bond, there are always going to be the hopeful actors and celebrities that want to be the next 007–whether jokingly or for real.
According to Stuff.co.nz, rap star P. Diddy has revealed himself to be one of those hopefuls, expressing his wish to become the first black James Bond in an audition tape of sorts available to view at YouTube.
Reportedly spending more than $750,000 on the video, which he also uses to promote his new I Am King fragrance, P. Diddy says: ‘I would like to also announce that this is my audition tape for the next James Bond. I feel like I am best suited to be the next James Bond.’
‘I’ve been out there getting my hustle on in Hollywood–I just landed a role on CSI: Miami. We have a black president and it’s time for there to be a black Bond.’
Dedicating his new fragrance to Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King and ‘all you men out there who take care of [their] families’, P. Diddy adds ‘I’m a real fan of Obama because I like his political ideas. And I think it’s the right moment for a black James Bond. If we can have a black US President, I think we might have reached the moment for a new kind of 007.’
‘I think the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the 50s has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated.’
An unidentified source added: ‘He has already sent the audition tape to Bond executives.’
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