"You know, the truth is —- like, even admitting it, I'll probably get laughed at for the rest of my life," he says. I stood right the f--k back up, and I ain't aiming to take another punch in the face ever again.
I happened to play him, but it could've been anyone playing that role." "Listen, I think I brought Stringer to life my way, but isn't a classic because of Stringer Bell," he clarifies.
"The Sopranos was a classic because of Tony Soprano." In 2010, the actor was hit with a bit of unsettling news.
Though he initially proudly told the press that he was going to be a father a second time (he and his ex-wife had welcomed a daughter in 2002), he later refused to comment on his second child. What happened, he explains to , is that a woman he had been dating in Florida had a child that turned out not to be his.
I had to," he says of hustling to survive in the city after leaving England nearly two decades ago. "All those black comedians, they knew me as a doorman," he says.
I mean, I was DJ'ing, but I was also pushing bags of weed; I was doing my work.
'As a police force we are committed to a policy of drugs prevention through education and diversion - especially where young people are concerned - but we will not hesitate to push for custodial sentences if necessary.
Fingerprints belonging to May-Dyer and Cunningham were found on the drugs bags while a Black Berry phone found in the shed contained over 60,000 messages, many of which linked the four men to drug dealings.
"I know that sounds corny, but this is the truth." PHOTOS: Top TV shows of 2012 The actor admits that he was even making transactions at Carolines, a comedy club where he worked as a doorman, ushering in the likes of D. For a period of time in his twenties, Elba tells the magazine that he was hopping between New York and London just trying to make a living, and when his short-lived marriage to a London gal fell apart, he was forced to live out of his Astro van.