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Idris: I'm getting loads of offers

Idris Elba has revealed he gets lots of film offers these days - including those of the top-shelf variety.

The Wire actor, who next stars in Takers alongside Hayden Christensen and Zoe Saldana, said at the film's Los Angeles premiere: "It feels good to be sent some good stuff - I love to act and I love to challenge myself and all these scripts are very different."

He then joked: "I'm getting offered a lot of porn these days which is fantastic."

Idris plays a bank robber in the action thriller, and has only compliments for his co-stars, which included rappers Chris Brown and TI.

"Well you know in this type of film, it's less about acting really. It's more about charisma and action sequences. But I tell you, both Chris and TI - they're very good actors," he said.

The British actor wants to head behind the cameras soon.

He said: "(Directing) is one of my goals, to get behind the scenes and pull some stuff together. I think I could do it well. I'm working with BBC Two as we speak about doing something."

:: Takers will be released in the UK on October 1.

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