Last week James Bond author Anthony Horowitz shocked the world with an odd rationalization on why Idris Elba wouldn’t fit as the new James Bond. “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.” said Horowitz. The quote shook the internet and received a boatload of backlash from fans across the globe.
Everyone was waiting for a reply from Elba on the comment, and we finally got our answer.
Elba himself decided to respond to the comments on Instagram, taking a screenshot of a story and keeping things positive “from the Street.”
“Always Keep Smiling!!” said Elba. “It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!!" 😏#septemberstillloveyou
Talk about poetry in motion. Marvelous job done by Elba and his PR team. This response was clever and charming (like ummm.... JAMES BOND.)
This reply makes Horowitz look worse. No way Elba doesn't get a strong look at the role now.