Idris Elba is weighing in on one of the most controversial topics this awards season – diversity in Hollywood.
He took the stage with his Beasts of No Nations costar Abraham Attah, telling the audience “welcome to diverse TV.”
The issue has come to the forefront after no actors or actresses of color were nominated for Academy Awards for the second year in a row.
During PEOPLE’s preshow for the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Elba spoke out for greater diversity in movies and TV, noting some people have said ” ‘Forget diversity, just diverse TV.’ “
Elba, 43, also weighed in on what could be a potentially very different type of role from his typical dramatic roles: “I want to do a musical and a comedy all rolled into one. I’d love to do more comedy. I never get a chance to do much of that.”
The actor, who is also known for booking DJ gigs in Ibiza and beyond, said he’ll keep up his music as long as he keeps up his acting.
The star previously opened up about diversity earlier this month.
“You have to ask the question – are black people normally playing petty criminals? Are women always the love interest or talking about men? Are gay people always stereotyped? Are disabled people ever seen at all” he asked.
The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are airing live from Los Angeles on TNT and TBS.