April 14, 2010 10:59
Dizzee Rascal: I want to be first black Bond
Rapper said he'd ask Brad Pitt for help if he got the role
Rapper Dizzee Rascal has said he'd be the perfect choice to replace Daniel Craig and become the first black 007. Reacting to an online survey that apparently named him to be the most popular choice to be the first black Bond, with Will Smith coming second, the star said he'd be more than happy to oblige.
Speaking to the News Of The World, he said: "I heard that this morning. I like that. Yeah, that's big, that's big. Why not man? I can rock a tuxedo. The whole nation's seen that. I've just got to get my lines right, that's all."
He added: "That one needs to be done. First black James Bond, it needs to be done. And who better to do it?"
Rascal said that he would like to star with Eva Mendes or Eva Longoria in the movie, and joked he will ask Brad Pitt to help him out after the actor revealed that he likes 'Bonkers'.
"I actually saw him a few weeks ago at Claudia Schiffer's house - you know, yeah, yeah - so I might get that James Bond role after all, pull a few strings and that," he explained.