Thursday, December 4, 2008

Diddy And The $750,000 Audition.

If you recall, a few weeks ago current James Bond, Daniel Craig mentioned that he would like to see the first Black James Bond, and that maybe Obama had opened the door for that to happen.
At SGHI we discussed a few names that had been tossed into the ring for your consideration, with Idris Elba being the only name taken seriously at that time.
Well, guess who wants to be taken seriously too? $750,000 worth of seriously?!
None other than Puff Daddy! Take that, take that!

Sean "Diddy" Combs is so sure he will be picked as the first black James Bond, he has splashed out $750,000 on making his 007 audition tape.

The hip-hop mogul has previously spoken of his desire to play an African-American incarnation of the suave superspy, and has set plans in motion to ensure he lands the coveted role.

Combs traveled to the luxurious South of France to film the promo near the Casino Royale, the inspiration behind current Bond Daniel Craig's debut film in the long-running franchise.

The rapper took to the skies in a helicopter, wearing a tuxedo and surrounded by his very own Bond girls.

And the star is adamant that after Craig has surrendered his license to kill, he will be in line for the part, because of U.S. president-elect Barack Obama's historic victory at the American election earlier this month.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "This is my audition tape for the next James Bond. There is a black president, and it's time for there to be a black Bond."

But he's facing some stiff competition -- R&B hitmaker Akon and Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx are also reportedly eager to play the legendary secret agent.

- San Fransisco Chronicle

You know what people? I'm not even mad at him. To be quite honest his persona has me sold. The way he lives his life, it would appear this is the role he was born to play...Unfortunately his lack of credibility as a real actor will probably make this $750,000 wasted.
Make no mistake about it, Diddy has done some serious acting. It is easy to forget his critically acclaimed (small) part in Monsters Ball and all the work he's done on Broadway, as well as the movie version of A Raisin In The Sun, I saw it, he was great! Diddy is no slouch in the acting game, but carrying a movie franchise with that much history? With that much money involved? His FIRST lead role? Nah. Plus I have zero faith that he could get the accent down.
Still though, on the off-chance he did get the part, he could definitely have my $11.00 for a ticket.

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