Idris Elba, a.k.a Stringer Bell, says he’s really never watched ‘The Wire’

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This one hurts.

Idris Elba, a.k.a. Stringer Bell, in the latest edition of Playboy’s 20 Questions, lets it be known that he’s barely watched ‘The Wire’:

“I’ve seen a full episode at screenings but never at home. I’ve never watched an entire season. I’ve not seen any episode of season two, most of season three and none of seasons four and five. I’m supercritical of my own work. As an actor, if you’re being told how wonderful you are, what do you need to strive for? I don’t know if I’m good just because some critic says I am in the press.”

Reading that, I am now fully on the side of Omar and Brother Mouzone.

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