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Idris Elba Reveals Something He's Not Good at & You May Be Able to Relate!

Idris Elba Reveals Something He's Not Good at & You May Be Able to Relate!

Idris Elba is looking so sexy on the cover of Esquire‘s August 2017 issue, on newsstands July 11.

Here’s what the 44-year-old The Dark Tower actor had to share with the mag:

On his The Wire character Stringer Bell: “Where I grew up, gangsters had to be smart. That whole flashy thing—no, mate. It was suits and smiles. I said, ‘That’s how I’m going to make Stringer.’”

On how his father’s death affected him: “I got to a place where I wasn’t even living anymore. I was becoming a robot with my work. I have no fear of jumping out of burning cars or out of buildings on set, but in reality, I couldn’t run one hundred meters. I just felt out of touch with reality.”

On something he cannot do: “I’m not good at building furniture…I’ve tried it.”

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Credit: Victor Demarchelier/Esquire
Posted to: Idris Elba, Magazine

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  • plez

    He looks old for 44 years of age

  • Sarri

    So handsome.

  • lost_girl

    he is beyond BEAUTIFUL to look at, AND talented, he needs to be the first choice to be the first black bond, he has my vote, LOVE him in Luther.

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