At the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, Daniel Craig — who has portrayed James Bond since 2006 — had a run-in with Idris Elba, who has long been the subject of casting rumors regarding who will next play the iconic character
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At the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, Daniel Craig — who has portrayed James Bond since 2006 — had a run-in with Idris Elba, who has long been the subject of casting rumors regarding who will next play the iconic character.
In a selfie shared to Elba’s Instagram Story, Craig, 50, smiled knowingly at PEOPLE’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive, who wore a nervous, silly look on his face.
“Awks,” Elba, 46, wrote over the photo.
Elba was a presenter during the Los Angeles ceremony and was also in the audience to support his 17-year-old daughter Isan Elba, who served as the Miss Golden Globe Ambassador for the evening.
Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz, 48, was nominated for her role in The Favourite.
Speculation over who will take over the Bond reigns has been rampant since Craig announced he’d be completing his tenure as the British agent in next winter’s 25th franchise film.
Rumors of the Luther star picking up Craig’s ammunition first began during the Sony Pictures leak in 2014, when an email from senior executive Amy Pascal allegedly revealed she wanted him to star as the next British secret agent.
Since then, Elba has repeatedly responded to the endless speculation.
In August, while promoting his directorial debut Yardie, Elba was asked if he’ll be the next actor to take on the role. “No,” he told Good Morning Britain’s reporter, bluntly. Earlier that month, he tackled the rumors on Twitter, writing, “Don’t believe the HYPE.”
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Written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and based on a book of poetry by T.S. Elliot, the musical premiered on the West End in 1981 and Broadway in 1982, where it ran for 21 years and 18 years, respectively.
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Other stars confirmed for the film adaptation include Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift, who Elba presented with on Sunday.