“At the time, he was upset to be losing the work, but I remember telling him, Idris, you of all people have to know what is about to happen. No, he said, what? You’re on a drama out of Baltimore that no one is actually watching, except for everyone in this industry. They’re watching your work and they’re going to see this coming episode and after Stringer Bell dies, you’re going to have all the work you can handle. Not just in television, but in films as well.
“Idris shook his head, dubious:
“ ‘From your mouth to God’s ear,’ he told me.
Rewatching The Wire made me remember how much I loved Stringer Bell.