Idris Elba Never Watched “The Wire”Published by on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:00 am.
Here’s some earths-shattering news that might shock fans of the critical, fan favorite HBO drama The Wire and followers of British heartthrob Idris Elba. The actor never watched the drama series.
The revelation came out when the Luther star spoke to Playboy this week. Elba admitted to being forced to watch an episode during a screening, but adds he never did so by choice.
But his reason for skipping the show that made he and the iconic TV character Stringer Bell, a household name, does sound a little familiar. Elba says the main reason why he’s avoided watching The Wire is because he’s too critical of his own performances — thus making it hard to view.
Netflix anyone? Idris, you must tune in, you have no idea what you’re missing!