Idris Elba appeared to have a crush on his wife Sabrina as they attended Christian Louboutin’s Walk A Mile In My Shoes event in London on Wednesday.
The 49-year-old actor was doted on by Sabrina, 32, as they settled in for a kiss amid claims he was back in contention for the James Bond role.
The Luther star wowed in a pastel blue boiler suit and white sneakers.
PDA: Idris Elba looked smitten with wife Sabrina as they attended the Christian Louboutin ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ event in London on Wednesday
Sabrina showed off her abs in a strapless white dress with racy cutouts.
She wore her tresses sleek and straight and sported a rich palette of makeup.
This comes as Idris is reportedly back in talks to star in the James Bond films.
The actor was confirmed as “part of the conversation” as the next 007 earlier this year by Barbara Broccoli, 61, producer of the Blockbuster franchise.
Cute: The 49-year-old actor was smitten with Sabrina, 32, as they snuggled up for a kiss and claimed he’s back in the running for the James Bond role
Toned: Sabrina showed off her abs in a strapless white dress with racy cutouts
Happy couple: The stars settled down for some romantic snaps
Yay: They were joined by Christian Louboutin for a fun snap
Have fun? The stars jumped around for the cameras
He had previously abandoned the idea of playing the spy and instead discussed the idea of playing a villain, but he is being considered again after ranking high in market research, according to The Sun.
A source told the publication: “Idris has long been in talks to play a role in the next era of James Bond’s story and last year was being considered for a role as the antagonist.
“However, talks about his starring role have started again as producers realized how popular he would be after conducting secret market research.
“He ranked highly among the diverse group of film fans who were invited to attend.
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new role? This comes as Idris is reportedly back in talks to star in the James Bond films (pictured in October).
Not anymore: Idris was one of the favorites to take on the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig stepped down (pictured in No Time To Die)
“They didn’t want to see him as a nemesis – they wanted him as a hero.”
MailOnline has reached out to a representative of Idris for comment.
It comes after James Bond producer Barbara admitted it will take a long time to choose Daniel Craig’s 007 replacement.
The filmmaker insisted that picking an actor to play the iconic role of suave spy wasn’t that easy.
Speaking to Variety, Barbara said, “It’s a big decision.
“It’s not just about filling a role. It’s about rethinking where we’re going.”
Confirmed: Idris was confirmed as the next 007 earlier this year by Barbara Broccoli, 61, producer of the Blockbuster franchise, as “part of the conversation” (pictured in 2019)
Earlier this year, the blockbuster franchise’s producer confirmed that Idris Elba was “part of the conversation” to become the next 007.
Idris has long been debated as a possible replacement for Daniel and Barbara is aware that the Luther actor would be a popular choice for the iconic role.
She told Deadlines Crew Call Podcast: “Well we know Idris, we’re friends with him and he’s a great actor. And you know, it was part of the conversation, but it’s always difficult to have the conversation when someone’s in the seat.
Barbara added that there was no rush on the part of the Bond bosses to name the actor as they wanted the cast and crew to enjoy Craig’s latest film, No Time To Die.
She said: “I think we decided that until No Time To Die had run its course and Daniel was able – well, we’ve all been able to enjoy and reap the benefits of Daniel’s wonderful tenure that we won’t think of or speak – we won’t.” you over someone else.’
It was previously reported that Idris was in “early” talks to play a Bond villain.
A source told The Sun: “Idris has had informal discussions with the studio and has been told there is a role for him in the next Bond film if he wants it.
“He won’t be the title character, but they recognize the appeal and respect he has and they want to work with him on a completely original character for the next installment.
“It’s very early days for talks but so far it looks like the role will be a villain.”
Other names associated with the MI-6 agent role include Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy and Richard Madden.
could it be them Bond bosses are looking for a replacement right now, with the likes of Tom Hiddleston [R] and Idris Elba [L] Tip to play 007 next
Bodyguard: Richard Madden was also suggested for the role