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Idris Elba: 'The Less I Talk About Being Black, The Better': Notable/Quotable

05/31/2012 04:13 pm ET

I’m so bored of answering that. Are there differences between black actors’ opportunities and white actors’ opportunities? Yes, there are. It’s been said. I’d rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that’s it. Hopefully that’s it. The less I talk about being black, the better.

--Awarding-winning actor Idris Elba on inspiring young actors to focus on his success instead of his race. (Vulture)

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