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