Pierce Brosnan on a gay James Bond: Franchise's producer would not allow it

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Some James Bond fans might be shaken by Pierce Brosnan's latest comment about the character.

The actor was asked by Details whether he could see the film series opting for a gay Bond, and although Brosnan himself would be open to the idea, he doesn't imagine it happening anytime soon.

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After initially responding with "Sure. Why not?" to the idea of a gay Bond, Brosnan -; who last played the spy character in 2002's Die Another Day -; paused before adding: "Actually, I don't know how it would work. I don't think [Bond producer] Barbara [Broccoli] would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 17: Sean Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan Brosnan and Paris Brosnan arrive at the premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'No Escape' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 17: Actors Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan arrive at the premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'No Escape' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
THE MANIONS OF AMERICA - TV Mini Series - Airdates: September 30 / October 1 & 2, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) KATE MULGREW;PIERCE BROSNAN
THE MANIONS OF AMERICA - TV Mini Series - Airdates: September 30 / October 1 & 2, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PIERCE BROSNAN;KATE MULGREW
REMINGTON STEELE -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Doris Roberts as Mildred Krebs, Stephanie Zimbalist as Laura Holt, Pierce Brosnan as Remington Steele -- (Photo by: Herb Ball/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Irish actor Pierce Brosnan (R) with his wife Cassandra Harris attend the opening night party at Stringfellow's on March 12, 1986 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)
REMINGTON STEELE -- 'The Steele That Wouldn't Die: Part 1 & 2' Episode 501 & 502 -- Pictured: (l-r) Pierce Brosnan as Remington Steele, Doris Roberts as Mildred Krebs, Stephanie Zimbalist as Laura Holt, Jack Scalia as Tony Roselli -- (Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, NOVEMBER 18: (FILE PHOTO) Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry arrives for World Premiere of the James Bond film 'Die Another Day' attended by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, at the Royal Albert Hall on November 18, 2002 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Pierce Brosnan and Wife and Madonna with Guy Ritchie (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Keely Shaye Smith and Pierce Brosnan during 15th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards - Arrivals at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Greg Gorman, Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Brosnan (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for New Line Cinema)
BERLIN - FEBRUARY 01: Actor Pierce Brosnan holds his Environment Award at the 42nd Goldene Kamera Awards February 1, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04: Actors Alexandra Daddario and Pierce Brosnan attend the premiere of 'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' at AMC Lincoln Square 13 on February 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Actor Pierce Brosnan and CNN Hero Andrea Ivory attend the 2009 CNN Heroes Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on November 21, 2009 in Hollywood, California. 19284_006_JS_0171.JPG
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Keely Shaye Smith and Pierce Brosnan attend the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on April 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
TODAY -- Pictured: Pierce Brosnan appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- AUGUST 13: (L-R) Producer Beau St. Claire, actors Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko and guest arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The November Man' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 13, 2014 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 10: Irish actor Pierce Brosnan holds a press conference to promote his new movie 'The November Man' in Moscow, Russia on September 10, 2014. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 9: Pierce Brosnan poses during a press conference for 'The November Man' on September 9, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Gennady Avramenko/Epsilon/Getty Images)
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"Let's start with a great black actor being James Bond," the No Escape star continued. "Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel [Craig] will be there for a while yet."

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The next Bond film, Spectre, stars Craig, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux and hits theaters Nov. 6.

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