Author Anthony Horowitz sorry for Idris Elba remarks
1 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Idris Elba is best known to British TV viewers for playing John Luther
Author Anthony Horowitz has apologised for saying he thought Idris Elba was “too street” to be the next James Bond.
Horowitz, who has written a new James Bond book, made his comments about Elba – best known for his roles in Luther and The Wire – to the Mail on Sunday.
He told the paper it was “not a colour issue” – but some fans accused him of making a veiled racial remark.
Horowitz has now said the word “street” was “a poor choice of word” and he was “mortified to have caused offence”.
Elba has long been touted as a possible successor to Daniel Craig as the fictional secret service agent.
Source:: BBC Entertainment