Okay, so the word ‘hood’ wasn’t used to explain why British born actor Idris Elba shouldn’t play the next James Bond, but it was said that Idris is “a bit too street” to play the role.
“Idris Elba is a terrific actor,” said Anthony Horowitz, the author chosen to write the next James Bond installation. Horowitz then goes on to explain why Elba, a Grammy Award winner, shouldn’t be considered to play the role of the next James Bond.
“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 color issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Again, Elba is an actor. He has won awards for, all together now, ACTING!0