Idris Elba covers Essence magazine for August 2017


The 44-year-old English actor graces the cover of Essence’s August issue.

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.

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For the inside interview, Idris talked about personal life, specifically fatherhood and marriage.

“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…”, he stated for Essence.


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