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'Wire' Star Idris Elba

I NEVER Really Watched the Show

10/17/2013 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Wire" star Idris Elba barely ever watched the show that made him famous -- and it's all because the guy was just too damn nervous.

Idris dropped the bomb while talking to Playboy this week -- and said he was forced to watch an episode or two during screenings ... but never once by choice.

Don't worry Stringer fans ... Idris doesn't have anything against the show, he just claims it's too hard to watch because he's critical of his own work.

Idris, if you decide to watch on HBO Go ... skip the last season (but it's still one of the best shows ever).

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Dead account Delete at will    

never watched the show and don't care
and every show you write about is the best one ever.
give it up and get some new writers that don't suck TMZ

268 days ago
2.

K.G.    

Why does that matter? Many actors feel the same way about their performances. But he is sexy! Yum yum

268 days ago
3.

jackmama311    

like a 40 degree day!

268 days ago
4.

Twoshay    

Use to love this show like 10 years ago on HBO. The last season really did suck! I think McNaulty died? Not sure..

268 days ago
5.

Azi    

That's okay, I don't watch it either.

268 days ago
6.

KicksandGiggles    

I bet he is not too nervous to cash his check!!

268 days ago
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Los Pepes    

'the show that made him famous??????????
Never heard of him or the show
What a joke

268 days ago
8.

Beck    

He should be more critical of the Ghost Rider sequel

268 days ago
9.

Los Pepes    

This generation of dramas and sitcoms are like a diaper
Always full of s.hit

268 days ago
10.

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Neither did I watch "The Wire".


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268 days ago
11.

Socalpimp    

Dude is a awesome actor!!

268 days ago
12.

Sassy    

I've heard quite a few in the business say it's hard to watch themselves. We are our own worst critic.

On another note, he is a good-looking man. He can talk to me with that accent any time.

268 days ago
13.

Craparazzi    

I liked the last season what are they taking about? The season I skipped was season 2

268 days ago
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I DON'T GIVE A F    

The best show ever.... Including the last season. TMZ WTF happened to you guys??

268 days ago
15.

da coach    

The best show Idris has done is Luther, not The Wire.

268 days ago
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