Idris Elba as Gordon Cozier in the Takers
San Francisco — The Chic Spy participated in a roundtable interview with Idris Elba who stars in the action-packed film Takers. Just in case the name escapes you, you may remember him as the not-so-nice Stringer Bell from HBO's "The Wire," or the charming husband to Beyoncé in the thriller "Obsessed," or maybe as the struggling father of three daughters in Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls." Then there's his more recent role in The Losers, in which he plays a special ops soldier gone bad.
Whether you caught Elba on the small or big screen, there is no missing the nearly 6'3" British actor with his omnipotent presence and rising star to match. Besides acting, he is a deejay and will soon be adding producer and director with a comedic web series called "Black Gymnast" and a BBC docudrama about zip code gangs in East London, where he grew up.
Listen to what Elba had to say in response to The Chic Spy's questions.
Click arrow next to orange questions below to play audio:
Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, and Chris Brown What did you bring to role?
Michael Ealy, Tip "T.I." Harris, Idris Elba, Paul Walker, and Hayden Christensen Was the chemistry natural? How did you prepare for role?
Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, and Paul Walker Was there a lot of stunt work? Would you reprise the role?
Paul Walker How will the audience react? Most challenging role to date? Music or acting?
View the 'Takers' Trailer
Release Date: August 27, 2010(Images courtesy of Sony Pictures)