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Idris Elba's extremely sound response to Anthony Horowitz saying he's 'too street' to play Bond

Published 03/09/2015 | 11:24

Idris Elba arrives for the Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridges Hotel on November 05, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Idris Elba arrives for the Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridges Hotel on November 05, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Idris Elba has responded to the controversy over author Anthony Horowitz's statement that he is "too street" to play Bond in the best possible way.

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Horowitz, the author of a new James Bond novel, told The Daily Mail this week that he didn’t think Luther star Elba would make a good 007.

“Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better,” he said.

“For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”

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