Los Angeles: Zoe Saldana thinks 'Pacific Rim' star Idris Elba is "one of the sexiest men alive" and should be the next James Bond.

Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba
Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba

The 38-year-old star believes Elba is the perfect person to take over from Daniel Craig as the iconic British spy James Bond and admits even her husband Marco Perego agrees with her, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I think Idris should have been Bond a long time ago... Why wouldn't (he) be Bond?" Elba told Britain's Glamour magazine.

"I love him and adore him and honestly believe that he is one of the sexiest men alive, and my husband won't mind me saying that because, trust me, he agrees with me," she added.

Earlier, actors Tom Hiddleston and Jamie Bell have been rumoured to take the role of Bond.