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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Quoted: Idris Elba on his trip to the White House state dinner


Elba arriving at the White House on Wednesday. (Bill O'LearyThe Washington Post)


“President Obama let me know I was his second favorite character on ‘The Wire.’”



Idris Elba reporting back to fans, via Facebook, after attending the White House state dinner for Britain on Wednesday. No hard feelings, it seems: Obama told ESPN earlier this month that his favorite “Wire” character is Omar — but Omar is everyone’s favorite. And he told the British actor that he’s a fan of his other gritty crime drama, the BBC’s “Luther.”

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