Idris Elba Never Watched ‘The Wire’

Despite having been one of the best shows on TV, Idris Elba, who played Stringer Bell on The Wire, never watched it. He told Playboy,

“By the way, I’ve never watched ‘The Wire.’ … I’ve seen a full episode at screenings but never at home. I’ve never watched an entire season. I’ve not seen any episode of Season 2, most of Season 3 and none of Seasons 4 and 5. I’m super-critical of my own work,” he said. “As an actor, if you’re being told how wonderful you are, what do you need to strive for? I don’t know if I’m good just because some critic says I am in the press.”

Much like Elba, I hate watching myself perform too. Especially on those hidden camera sex tapes I make.

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