In a recent interview, Idris Elba claimed he had stopped referring to himself as a “Black actor” since it had placed him in a professional “box.”
The “Beast” actor told Esquire U.K., “If we spent half the time not talking about the differences but the similarities between us, the entire planet would have a shift in the way we engage with each other.” in a piece that was released on Wednesday. Race is something that humans are preoccupied with, and that fixation can seriously impede people’s aspirations and development.
He believed that the topic of racism should be raised.
Racism is definitely real, according to Elba. However, in my opinion, it’s only as potent as you make it. I stopped referring to myself as a Black actor when I realized it put me in a