“Because I’m 44 years old with a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, I’m rolling around playing and then I’m at a Drake concert with my teenage daughter. Having a young child now keeps me young, without a doubt…” —Idris Elba, ESSENCE
As we eagerly await his turn in The Dark Tower and the fifth season of Luther, sexy actor Idris Elba stops his whirlwind travel schedule just long enough to talk with Essence for its annual Global Issue while training for a professional kickboxing tournament in Thailand. In the cover story Far and Away, the heartthrob gives the scoop on his true passions—family, music and Black women. You’re welcome. Essence’s August issue hits newsstands this Friday. For more on this issue, visit Essence.com.