The crime thriller No Good Deed dominated the box office charts this weekend. The movie, which stars Idris Elba and Taraji P Henson, brought in 24M over the weekend. The plot involves Elba being denied parole after killing five people and shooting an additional two after returning to prison after getting caught escaping.
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On responding to people finding him incredibly sexy
‘The irony is I wake up every morning, look at myself in the mirror and think, “Woah, I look like a piece of s***”,’ said the Hackney lad turned Hollywood superstar. ‘You watch yourself age and it’s hard to feel like a sex symbol.’
On responding to the female fans who fawn over him
‘I’m not sure what it is they see, not to mention that, personally, I feel very awkward. There’s no way all those women would ever sleep with me and go, “I really liked him”. Some of them would go, “He was really boring or he was a bit aggressive or, urgh, actor.” But it’s a compliment and it’s a massive tool to use in sculpting a career, especially with what I do for a living because I work in the face business. So it’s a compliment and I use it accordingly.’
On playing the next James Bond
It’s a rumour. And, I have to tell you, if the producers of Bond thought that I was self-campaigning, it would be such a turn-off. I’m flattered, obviously but I’ve been advised to just pipe down about it.’
‘Apparently, Daniel Craig said I’d be a great Bond. Daniel, why did you say that? Dropped me right in it! What an honour it would be, but also, what an indication of change. I know Ian Fleming lived in Jamaica for a long time, didn’t he? I think it’s interesting to think what he would have made of a black man playing Bond.’
A Whitney Houston bio-pic based on Cissy Houston’s upcoming memoir is being cast and producers are throwing around some sames such as Idris Elba or Anthony Mackey to play Bobby Brown.
Jennifer Hudson and Halle Berry being considered for the starring role… and of course Bobbi Kristina wants to play herself.
Dianne Carroll and James Earl Jones could play Whitney’s parents John and Cissy.
Nothing is written in stone yet but we will keep you updated on everything as we get it.
Idris Elba made his own promo video for the 2012 Olympics going down in his home town London. He explains how to get involved with the official Olympic Torch Relay and the Olympic Arts Festival.
In the meantime look for Idris Elba in Nicolas Cage’s new movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance February 17, 2012. Oh and ladies YOUR WELCOME!
The new movie Prometheus will hit theaters June 6, 2012, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, the sci-fi horror film serves as a kind of prequel to 1979′s Alien, though the filmmakers and cast have been careful to emphasize that it works as a standalone film as well.
Idris Elba will play the role of former South African president Nelson Mandela in an upcoming biopic.
Bradley Cooper is named People’s sexiest man alive, the magazine announced on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old is also a Georgetown University graduate, can cook, rides a motorcycle and is fluent in French.
Cooper’s humility only added to his appeal, People said.
“I think it’s really cool that a guy who doesn’t look like a model can have this,” he told the magazine. “I think I’m a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying.”
Although he is single, Cooper said he doesn’t see himself as a ladies man.
His initial reaction when he learned about the latest accolade was,
“My mother is going to be so happy.”
Runnersup on People’s annual list this year were Ryan Gosling, Idris Elba, Tim McGraw and Alec Baldwin.
Previous winners included actor Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Mel Gibson, who was named the first sexiest man alive by the magazine more than a quarter-century ago.
The November cover in the latest issue of ESSENCE on stands now, Idris Elba chats a bit about his daughter, Isan. Undoubtedly, she’s the most important woman in his life.
Elba admits she’s very protective of her father.
“She’s a nerd really, which I couldn’t be more grateful for. She’s not much impressed by what I do, but she does see how people react to me in the streets. She’s very careful about it, wanting to steer me away from crowded streets and the like,” he says.
“I hate that she’s losing some of her innocence, but I’m impressed by her level of awareness.”
In the latest issue of ESSENCE, on newsstands, Oct. 12, Idris gets candid about his first big break, fatherhood and what he loves about women
“Skin, I love beautiful skin. I’m tactile, very tactile. A woman who has really nice, looked-after skin is such a turn-on for me. It’s always sexy…”