« Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. For me, he's a bit too rough to play the part. It's not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah. »

Anthony Horowitz, author of current books featuring James Bond, on who should step into the shoes of the iconic character on film. He later apologized.