People Magazine has named Idris Elba as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2018. Well we can all agree that has been a fact for ages and I guess People Mag is now catching on.
In the feature, the Black-British Hollywood star spilled some juicy details about his life. The 46-year-old actor talked about his humble beginnings, awkward childhood phase, family and of course, his love life.
Here are 7 interesting facts, from Idris Elba’s feature:
- He has a black star and lion tattoo which represents his Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean roots.
- Just like most kids, he too got picked on. Idris Elba revealed:
”I was very tall and skinny and my name is Idrissa Akuna Elba…I remember at school being a skinny kid with a name like Idrissa, you know, I got picked on a little bit”
3. Idris Elba also describes ages 9 and 10 as his awkward phase. However everything changed when he hit puberty. ”As soon as I could grow a moustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a moustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”– Idris disclosed
4. The actor also talked about how he slept in his van for about three months when he was first starting out as an actor.
5. If you ever wondered how an East Londoner like Idris Elba could have a decent American accent in his Hollywood movies. Well the actor revealed that he picked up American phrases from watching and listening to peeps in a barbershop when he first moved to New York.
6. Idris Elba says his lovely proposal to his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre was the ‘most nerve wracking‘ thing he has ever done.
7. What does a guy like Idris Elba look for in woman? Honesty and self love.