Idris Elba Smiles While Responding To Bond Author’s Comments

James Bond author Anthony Horowitz was asked if Idris Elba would make a good Bond. His comments stirred a rage over the internet.

“[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,” said Horowitz.

Horowitz quickly put out an apology statement after his comment went viral.

“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,” said Horowitz.

Elba responded with a positive message to fans on his Instagram account.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.

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