Thursday 18 January 2018

Idris: I'm getting loads of offers

Idris Elba is enjoying being offered loads of good scripts
Idris Elba is enjoying being offered loads of good scripts

Idris Elba has revealed he gets lots of film offers these days - including those of the top-shelf variety.

The Wire actor, who next stars in Takers alongside Hayden Christensen and Zoe Saldana, said at the film's Los Angeles premiere: "It feels good to be sent some good stuff - I love to act and I love to challenge myself and all these scripts are very different."

He then joked: "I'm getting offered a lot of porn these days which is fantastic."

Idris plays a bank robber in the action thriller, and has only compliments for his co-stars, which included rappers Chris Brown and TI.

"Well you know in this type of film, it's less about acting really. It's more about charisma and action sequences. But I tell you, both Chris and TI - they're very good actors," he said.

The British actor wants to head behind the cameras soon.

He said: "(Directing) is one of my goals, to get behind the scenes and pull some stuff together. I think I could do it well. I'm working with BBC Two as we speak about doing something."

:: Takers will be released in the UK on October 1.

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