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'007' Author Anthony Horowitz Apologizes For Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' to Play Bond

'007' Author Anthony Horowitz Apologizes For Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' to Play Bond

007 author Anthony Horowitz has taken to Twitter to apologize about his comments concerning Idris Elba being “too street” to play James Bond.

“I’m really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offense,” he wrote. “That wasn’t my intention. I was asked in my interview if Idris Elba would make a good James Bond. In the article I expressed the opinion that to my mind Adrian Lester would be a better choice, but I’m a writer, not a casting director, so what do I know? Clumsily, I chose the word ‘street’ as Elba’s gritty portrayal of DCI John Luther was in my mind, but I admit it was a poor choice of word. I am mortified to have caused offense,” Anthony wrote on his Twitter account.

Read Anthony‘s original sentiments about Idris playing James Bond here if you missed it.

Idris is certainly a fan-favorite to take over the role of the iconic British spy, and we would love to see him in the part!

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