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Idris Elba believes the word diversity is overused and corny

Published Mar 27, 2017, 10:27 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2017, 10:28 am IST
The actor also revealed that he'd panicked after his character Stringer Bell was killed off in 'The Wire'.
The actor will next be seen in 'The Dark Tower'. (Photo: AP)
 The actor will next be seen in 'The Dark Tower'. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Actor Idris Elba thinks diversity has become a corny and overused word.

The ‘Jungle Book’ star believes people are getting tired of hearing the term thrown about in relation to the movie and television industry in the UK and across the pond in the US, reported Guardian.

"It's become a bit of a corny word. People are just like, 'Oh, stop talking about it'," Elba says.

Meanwhile, the actor also says he was left feeling ‘panicked’ when he found himself without a job after his character, Stringer Bell in the TV show ‘The Wire’, was killed off after only three seasons.

"Yeah, I was definitely panicked at losing my job. I wasn't a household name, I was part of a very successful show and then I was off that successful show.

"But, y'know, from the day I decided I wanted to be an actor, which was probably (when I was) 13-and-a-half years old in a drama class, I've never, ever worried about if I'm going to get there - I've just got there."




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