Idris Elba Is Pure SEX On British GQ's March 2013 Cover + LL Cool J Opens Up About Helping Wife Simone Battle Cancer
We can't think of many better ways to kickstart the morning than with sexy pics of Idris Elba. The British actor is covering the pages of the March 2013 British GQ magazine. We've got the pics and quotes bout how he uncomfortable he feels about his sex symbol status. Plus, LL Cool J covers Essence mag and opens up about standing by his wife....
Sounds like Idris needs someone to wipe away his insecurities and remind him of his sexiness. I'm sure he won't have any trouble finding someone to fill that role. The newest British GQ cover guy is posing it up for The Cool Issue. And he's all about his motorcycle, leather, and....effortless sexiness.
But in his cover story, the "Luther" star seems to doubt where this whole sex symbol status came from. Here are the highlights:
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.’
Please let this James Bond rumor come to life. Anywho, this issue hits stands February 7th. Check out GQ for more pics and quotes.
In other magazine news, LL Cool J is covering the March 2013 issue of ESSENCE Magazine. And he's opening up about the difficult times he and his wife of 18 years, Simone, dealt with due to her cancer battle.
“I think, at the end of the day, as a man, you should support the woman you’re with. If she’s got a dream, you need to help make that a reality. I’m doing the best I can to do that…”
By the way, his show "NCIS: Los Angeles" is one of the most top rated shows on tv. And he's been doing his thing in this business for over 30 years. Respect. The issue hits stands February 8th.
GQ Photos: Norman Jean Roy