Idris Elba Takes a Lie Detector | Addresses Backlash on James Bond 007 Character | Loves Wizkid & Davido
Idris Elba is officially a household name in the Movie scene. A big player in acting world and the certified “the Most Sexiest Man Alive”
The Man Idris Elba: His father worked for nearly 25 years at the Ford Dagenham auto plant, eventually becoming a shop steward after years on the factory floor. Soon after leaving school, Elba joined him—not exactly willingly. “I was 19, doing the night shift,” he says. “It’s not for anyone. So it just made me think, Man, when I get into acting and make it full time, I’m going to work hard, because if I can do this job, all night, mundane, boring, repetitive, then I’m going to be able to act.”
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Idris took the time to address critic of him acting the James Bond 007 character as a black man. “James Bond is a hugely coveted, iconic, beloved character, that takes audiences on this massive escapism journey,” he says. “Of course, if someone said to me ‘Do you want to play James Bond?,’ I’d be like, Yeah! That’s fascinating to me. But it’s not something I’ve expressed, like, Yeah, I wanna be the black James Bond.”
Can Idris Elba sing?
He could claim to be a singer but makes music. “I’m not a ‘singer,’ ” he says. “I’ve made music with singing. I’m musical”—so, no, he’s not a singer per se. And he didn’t see himself starring in Cats until it came time to star in Cats. Hence the appeal. “I’m an actor,” he says. “I’ve never done it before, so I thought, Why not.” “It turned out he had always had a dream of being in a musical, which I didn’t know,” says the director. “So Idris got his dream. And he got his dream with Taylor Swift.”
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