There's always one.
With every highly praised TV show that has been added to the "essential viewing" list - see: "Breaking Bad"; "The Sopranos" - it's guaranteed there is still some poor, uninformed soul who's managed to miss the entire thing.
Idris Elba is one of those people.
Although he's best known for playing drug dealer Stringer Bell on "The Wire," Elba, 41, hasn't actually sat down and watched David Simon's Baltimore-based saga.
"I’ve seen a full episode at screenings but never at home," the London-born actor tells Playboy magazine. "I’ve never watched an entire season. I’ve not seen any episode of season two, most of season three and none of seasons four and five. I’m super-critical of my own work. As an actor, if you’re being told how wonderful you are, what do you need to strive for? I don’t know if I’m good just because some critic says I am in the press."
While some might've hedged their answer, Elba is nothing but honest. Given that he's also a DJ, he's frank that "drug culture is a big part of the house music scene that I deejay now. Loads of DJs get smashed," he tells the magazine. "At first I bypassed drugs. I didn’t start smoking weed until later in life. ... I mean, I’m not gonna lie - I’ve tried everything ... I’ve tried it all. I played one of the biggest drug dealers in the world on TV, so you think I’d know what I was talking about."
But later this year, Elba is going to step into the shoes of a freedom fighter when he portrays Nelson Mandela in November's biopic, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
"This is one of the most courageous and selfless men you’re ever going to meet," Elba said of Mandela. "If I said to you, 'Listen, there’s a whole generation of people who are suffering, and if you give up 27 years of your life and spend that time in prison, you could help them,' the likelihood is you’d say, 'No, I’m all right. I’m kind of comfortable here.' What I found out from him is, he was that guy."
"Mandela," which also stars Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, opens in select theaters on November 29.
Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before Midge even surfaced.
Idris how about a losers sequel
Love house music too.
And House at that.
I'd love to hear him spin.
It was a one shot 10 minute deal-it did not take very long..two pushes and there it was...
Mr. Elba is a very good actor. Looking forward to his next role. He was awesome in The Wire, one of the best series ever.
Black men are attractive.
Please, bring back Luther! Best series EVER!!!!
This is cool
I know the Wire very well.
I've never seen any of those either... infact, i have no idea what The Wire even is. That, and Elba is much older than 41. Thanks.
you know him personally?? or maybe you interviewed him??
Because you say so? I was in grade 1 with him same age 1972 yep 41 until 16/12 for me.
Why any of you are even responding to this moron, T.rex, is beyond me.
did you investigate? it could be fudge, don't let good food go to waste
taste it, grab a hand full and eat away, if it looks good it is
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