In a recent interview with Vulture, Idris Elba had a lot to say about his non-stop shooting schedule that includes promo for Prometheus, a role in the upcoming thriller No Good Deed and the lead in the Nelson Mandela biopic, Long Walk To Freedom.
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He says his current lifestyle leaves little time to spend at home.
“No fixed abode, because there’s no point,” Elba admits. â€œIâ€™m a traveling circus for a while. It feels kind of weird. Like, if I wanted to go home, there isnâ€™t anywhere to go. Just a hotel.â€
While many Black actors and actresses have struggled to find roles in the majority white industry, Elba has come out on top.
His gradual success has made the 39-year-old London native one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood and has earned him the coveted “Golden Globe winner” title.
So don’t talk to him about the shortage of roles for Black actors.
â€œNext question,â€ Elba replied when faced with the question. 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.Â 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€