You’d forgive Idris Elba for being a wee bit tired of the constant James Bond talk, but it seems he’s still able to see the funny side. Yesterday, current Bond writer for the Ian Fleming estate Anthony Horowitz said that he was sorry for comments he made, where he described Elba as being ‘too street’ for the role. - Bond writer says sorry for ‘too street’ comments - Daniel Craig: James Bond Is Sexist - Could Tom Hardy be the new Bond? In an Instagram post, Elba addressed Horowitz’s clearly uncomfortable situation, saying: “Always Keep Smiling!! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!!” Horowitz, who was speaking in the Daily Mail around the release of his new Bond book 'Trigger Mortis’, said: “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better.
Anthony Horowitz, the current writer of the James Bond novels, has said he’s sorry for comments he made about Idris Elba being – or more accurately, not being – the next 007. - Daniel Craig: James Bond Is Sexist He’s now backtracked on the remarks. In a statement, he said: “I’m really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offence. “I was asked in my interview if Idris Elba would make a good James Bond.