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Andrew Scott on a gay James Bond: 'I don't see why not'


Andrew Scott has opened up about the possibility of a gay James Bond.

The actor, who stars in the latest 007 flick Spectre, admitted it would be positive for the renowned film franchise.

“I think you have to be very careful not to do things for the sake of doing them. But yeah, I don’t see why not,” he said.

The Irish Film & Television Academy awards 2014

Careful: Andrew admitted they would have to be careful not to have a gay James Bond for the sake of it | VIPIRELAND.COM

“[But] you have to think about those things based on the nucleus of a very sound idea, and not just be cavalier about those things.”

Continuing, the Dubliner praised a scene in the previous 007 film, Skyfall, in which Daniel Craig’s Bond teased that he may have had a sexual encounter with another man.

“I think that was really beautifully done in Skyfall. I think what I’m all for is a lack of labelling,” he told NME.com.

A screening of "The Stag' at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

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“A black actor could play Bond and bring all sorts of attributes to the character that have nothing to do with his colour – the same with a female, and the same with a gay actor.

“You don’t play gay, and you don’t play black, and you don’t play female. You play the attributes that the character has,” he added.

While Andrew may be up for seeing a gay James Bond, former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has previously said he doesn’t think Hollywood producers will ever let that happen.