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Deny. It was great. I felt really famous that day. It was a bit awkward because Taylor Swift and I had to present an award. We were walking through the crowd and obviously, there was a little beef between Taylor and Kanye. I didn't know any of this. But I was there! And I was, like, Oh, this is awks.feedback
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Oct 04 2017
Idris Elba has been quoted in 13 different articles. Most recently, Idris Elba has been quoted saying, “I don't think Trump's going to change the whole world and make us all be racists. I think human beings are smart and freethinking. It was common to be called a black bastard as you walked down the street. Did it make me a racist against white folks? Not really. The nationalist front had a strong hold in Canning Town, and it was a party that was very vocal about a sort of separatism. I hate to say it, but it was a little bit of a storm in a teacup. Here I am, a product of Canning Town and I'm not that guy that's like, Hey, let's all be separate because I was called a black bastard once.” in an article called Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba! Actor Opines on Sex, Race, Bond. This is only one of 27 quotes from Idris Elba. To see more examples Idris Elba’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Idris Elba's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Idris Elba said about line recently and in the past.
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Oct 04 2017 - Sex

I have a spiritual connection to trees. I kind of use trees as a place to pray.feedback

Sep 29 2017

I honestly love musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast. I really did, for Gaston. I called and said, Listen, I want in!' So somewhere they have a tape of me singing.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

#Boardmasters, regretfully I will not be able to make it down tonight due to an injury. Absolutely gutted! Hopefully catch you next year.feedback

Aug 04 2017

I wanted to play the hero, run around with guns and be cool. The script is well-written, the characters are well-written. There is a massive amount of data on these characters written by Stephen King and also, I wanted to work with Matthew.feedback

Aug 04 2017

This is going to be easy for you.feedback

Aug 04 2017

I trained twice a day. I was quickly becoming in incredible shape to endure some of the stuff we did. To be honest, the action sequences were what they were and done in pockets, but I was in good physical and mental shape.feedback

Aug 03 2017

I try to get them to be appreciative for what they have and who they are. That's a challenge in this day, just reminding the kids being here, what we're dong right now, is real. My mom is tirelessly my No. 1 fan. She used to say to me back in the day, One day you're going to be up there with Will Smith.' And then I showed her a picture of me and Will Smith, and it blew her mind.feedback

Aug 02 2017

[That's] such a compliment coming from this man!feedback

Aug 02 2017

These are real people. I got to do some incredibly thought-out gunslinging, with one foot steeped in reality.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I look forward to putting the coat back on.feedback

Mar 02 2017

It takes American remakes of British shows to cast someone like me. We end up going to America to find work. I meet with producers and directors here and they say 'we don't have anything for you, all our stories are set in Cornwall in the 1600s.feedback

Nov 09 2016

Press have got to do a job, haven't they? That's it. But, you know, the bottom line is that real people are real people even though we're actors. Anyway.feedback

Jul 15 2016

Listen, any compliment from Matt Damon is a very big compliment because he's an incredible actor, so thank you, Matt.feedback

Jul 15 2016

Very good, I'm very excited, and congratulations to everyone else who's been nominated.feedback

Nov 05 2013

This story is so much bigger than me, than any of us, and when we were given the task of bringing this story to life it was under the guidance of Justin and Anant (Singh, the movie's producer). But I'll tell you now, as long as I've worked as an actor, I've never worked with a more committed set of actors. In true spirits, these are my comrades, for real.feedback

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