In a recent interview withÂ Vulture, Idris Elba was quoted as saying “The less I talk about being black, the better.”
The quote can be veryÂ misunderstoodÂ and will quite possibly could set off a firestorm in the media. Â The entire statement that goes with the quote reads:Â better.”
â€œIâ€™m so bored of answering that. Are there differences between black actorsâ€™ opportunities and white actorsâ€™ opportunities? Yes, there are. Itâ€™s been said. Iâ€™d rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and thatâ€™s it. Hopefully thatâ€™s it. The less I talk about being black, the better.â€
Idris Elba will also be playingÂ Nelson MandelaÂ in an upcoming biopic about the African leader.
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