James Bond Author Apologizes for Calling Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ for Role
Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. For me, Idris Elba 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. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.
Responding to the internet backlash surrounding his commentary (which isn’t as bad as what Rush Limbaugh said about the rumor last year), Horowitz took to Twitter to apologize.
I'm really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offence [full statement attached] pic.twitter.com/UD6ouA45Uv
— Anthony Horowitz (@AnthonyHorowitz) September 1, 2015