Debonaire actor-extraordinaire Idris Elba is the latest to cover ‘GQ’ magazine. He covers the October 2013 ‘how-to issue’ in a dapper three-piece suit, and models a slew of three-piece looks in his feature. In his feature interview, we get a full-take on Idris’ life from his humble beginnings in Hackney, London, his struggles first moving to New York to find acting work, up until his current success.
On his disposition as a child:
I sort of blended into the background quite a bit. I wasn’t the guy that was a big personality. I was the tall, silent, quiet type.
On how his character on ‘The Wire’ was art imitating life:
Yeah, it was, because I was running with cats. I mean, I was DJ’ing, but I was also pushing bags of weed; I was doing my work. I had to. I know that sounds corny, but this is the truth.