Belfast Telegraph

Idris Elba modest about manhood

Idris Elba had a lot of fun when people thought he had a huge penis.

The Brit actor has become a global success thanks to TV shows and movies like The Wire, Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Last year he was snapped on a film set showing off an impressive trouser bulge, but he quickly let fans knows the fuss was over a wire mic.

"What am I gonna say? I'm not gonna go out there and pretend that I have a 12-foot d**k. It’s just not how I was raised, you know what I mean?" he told Maxim.

"For a minute, the rumour was great. I saw my Twitter account rise. I was like, What is this popularity? Oh, oh, I see, it’s ’cause they think I have a massive penis. But we all had fun with it. I certainly did."

Aside from speculation about what's in his trousers, Idris constantly finds his name brought up in relation to James Bond.

Many believe he'll make the ideal 007, but Idris thinks the intense speculation surrounding the role will have put the Bond team off.

"If I were the Bond producers and everyone was pointing me towards one actor, what's the surprise in that? Honestly, it's one of those things that if it should happened, it would be a self-fulfilling prophecy it would be the will of a nation," he smiled.

However fellow black actor David Oyelowo may have paved the way for Idris to fill the sleuth's shoes. The thespian, who won widespread acclaim for playing Martin Luther King in Selma, has been cast as the spy in the audio book version of new Bond novel Trigger Mortis.

Written by Anthony Horowitz, David reveals he was top choice.

“I was asked specifically by the [original author Ian] Fleming estate, which is really special,” he told British newspaper The Guardian.

“I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say ‘I am the new James Bond’... even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the ‘to be or not to be’ speech.”

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