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'Wire' Star Idris Elba

I NEVER Really Watched the Show

10/17/2013 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

"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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He really needs to get all 5 seasons on DVD and have a marathon. He doesn't know what he's missing. And if he just totally can't watch himself he can watch Season 4. It was one of the best seasons even with him being gone. Season 5 wasn't as bad as people led me to believe.

338 days ago


Actors always says this, but we all know they're full of sh**.

338 days ago


They wrote his character kinda fuq'd up. I always say if you hate a person in the movie, that is must have been good acting. But spoiler alert: He got smoked. LOL

338 days ago


this is very common in actors. Im sure most dont enjoy it coz you can always do things a bit better as an actor and theyre often insecure.

338 days ago


he's getting strong Oscar buzz for his lead role in the new Mandela film

338 days ago


He doesn't have anything to worry about because his acting on The Wire made him the star he is today. When they killed Stringer Bell, I scream out loud! His acting was so good, it was a shock to find out he was British.

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