Idris Elba Fronts British Esquire November 2013
While rocking designer duds from Diesel and Ralph Lauren for the Simon Emmett-shot spread, the 41-year-old British actor chatted about the lack of work for actors in England and revealed how his friends and family keep him grounded.
Check out a few highlight from Mr. Elba's interview below. For more, be sure to visit British Esquire!
On coming to US for his career:
"I wanted to be on a bigger stage. In England, there's only so much work for actors, period, never mind if you're black."
On always being on the go:
"I have no base. I go from one job to another. I'm going to Barcelona next to do a film [thriller 'The Gunman' from 'District 13' director Pierre Morel] with Sean Penn. As an actor, you have to sell out where you're from because you're playing other people. That's why I DJ, because at least for one night, I'm me."
On staying grounded:
"You can't believe your own bulls***. The key to that is surrounding yourself with people that don't gas you up."
Photo Credit: Simon Emmett for British Esquire