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Idris Elba Responds to Bond Author's 'Too Street' Comments

Idris Elba Responds to Bond Author's 'Too Street' Comments

Idris Elba has responded to the comments made by James Bond author Anthony Horowitz about the actor being “too street” to play the iconic role.

“[He] is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond,” the author said before taking back his comments with an apology statement.

Idris took to his Instagram account to post a positive message after the news went viral.

“Always Keep Smiling!! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!! 😏 #septemberstillloveyou,” Idris captioned the below photo.

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  • Wendy M.

    Idris Elba is such a classy gentleman! 😃 I love his response!

  • Lola

    Bless this beautiful man, Idris Elba is too good for this world

  • angiefan.

    Amen Wendy. Classy and beautiful handsome man!!!!! I would hit that ;)

  • GroundControl500

    Good man. He sure didn’t learn that from Stringer. LOL!!

  • Gina

    I love Idris, but he IS too street. Have you heard him speak? He sounds like he’s from the hood (of England). Which he probably is. Visually, though, he definitely fits the part of James Bond. Maybe he can work on his accent.

  • GingerGirl

    Henry Cavill is James Bond!

  • Sassypants

    He speaks differently in different roles including an American accent. He’s a great actor I’m sure he could pull it off.

  • Tris

    Perfect response.

  • Sharyl Nelson

    Jude Law is Bond 007!!!

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  • LighterNote

    What a class act! Always like Idris Elba!

  • LighterNote

    No! He speaks beautiful English! I cannot detect any accent from the hood!

  • Gina

    We’ll have to agree to disagree then.