Anthony Horowitz, author of the new Bond novel, “Trigger Mortis”, has apologised to British actor, Idris Elba for his earlier remarks about him.
The author of new novel had, on Tuesday, described Elba as too ‘street’ to play James Bond in the forthcoming movie.
In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper, Anthony Horowitz, the author of the new Bond novel “Trigger Mortis,” had, over the weekend, said Elba is “too ‘street’ for Bond.”
Idris Elba, 42, has been rumored to be among the actors considered to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond. He would be the first black actor to play the spy should he be cast.
As against the believed racial undertone of his remarks, Horowitz said, Tuesday, he was thinking of Elba’s gritty detective role in the BBC crime drama “Luther” during the interview, and didn’t mean any offense.
Horowitz had earlier posted to his twitter account that he preferred Adrian Lester to star in the movie.