"It's really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching 'Daddy's Little Girls' literally in tears."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Idris Elba on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Idris Elba on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Idris Elba on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Idris Elba on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Idris Elba on Elbert Hubbard
"You watch yourself age and it's hard to feel like a sex symbol."
"It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?"
"I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good."
"White actors still get way more money in Hollywood. It's been that way for a very long time. I hope it'll change, but it's a matter of forcing that change."
"There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character."