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MORNING STEAMER: Idris Elba Gets Dapper For UPSCALE Mag

It says a lot when a man can be a complete turn on with all of his clothes on.

 

Idris Elba is steaming up the August 2010 cover of UPSCALE magazine.  And we've got a few quotables as he discusses his two kids and how he's dealing with his increasing fame.

 

Read on...

 

The shoot was done at Atl's W Perimeter, and was shot by celeb photog Marc Baptiste.  Here's some quotables from the issue:

Idris on conquering his fears:
"..what's the point in living if you're not going to try anything?"

On looking forward:
"I'm not here to live off The Wire for the rest of my life. I want my artistry to be known."

On dealing with increasing fame:
"You have to be accessible all the time...one can water down their worth if they're over-exposed."

On his kids:

He doesn't like to talk about his two kids, 8 year old daughter and baby son, saying "I love children and I love my kids. But they're not part of that (Hollywood) world."

Loves it.  Idris' upcoming projects include a role on "The Big C" on Showtime and his movie Takers coming out this fall.

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I love Idris but I don't call

I love Idris but I don't call that photo dapper. Is that a gut I'm starting to see??? Fair is fair and when our celeb women fall off they hear about it right away so I'm calling Idris out and over to the gym. And then to the spa to get a massage and facial cause he's starting to look a little...dare I say, haggard? Oh and I agree with whoever posted they were tired of the tux look. do something different, daring for the cover, not hanging off a chandelier like Diddy but something. That's why some Black mags have money issues, they don't want to put out the funds for a great photographer that will take that money shot that will inspire people to buy the magazine.
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I think a little maturity is

I think a little maturity is in order here. That man is beautiful. Whether he has a couple of extra inches on the middle or not. Perfect??? No one is. Handsome is Handsome and that man is Handsome. Come on---grow up a little and mature and recognize a real man when you are looking at one.
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Jesus Christ this man is so FINE. Goodness!
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something about this man speaks of intelligence, he is quite nice looking and sexy!!
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Idris Elba is a beautiful black man
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WELL DAMN! Idris u made my day!
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Fine is the word! yes,yes,

Fine is the word! yes,yes, yes...ok...lol let me stop. baby son? who is the lucky mother? I'm jealous.
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This man is sexy as hell....

This man is sexy as hell....
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All you younguns who don't

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im too young to even think

im too young to even think this way about him.... but this man is too sexy and has his business in order. wish i seen more of him around my way
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I don't get what people find

I don't get what people find so "sexy" about this old man. And can they please come up with a new concept besides the Tux with the undone tie. It's so BORING and has been dons so many times. Urban Magazines don't have any originality or good pictures. No wonder these magazines are going out of business.
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Sexual chocolate!!!

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Idris redefines grown and

Idris redefines grown and sexy in clothes, the thought of him out of them is totally reekin havoc on my mind so I won't even go there... I've already put aside the whole outfit for when *Takers* come out can't wait...swoon
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F** Idris Elba, lol. When I met him he didn't give me no time of day. Completely ruined my dreams of him asking me out, and then falling in love w/ me, and then marrying me and giving me 2 kids. I don't care if he was married at the time, lol.
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I love his pic and this cover

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Great pic of him, as usual.

Great pic of him, as usual. Really respect him keeping his children out of the circus that is Hollywood. I know that is not possible for every celebrity, so no offense to those that can't do that, but, I think children are sacred and should not be up for people's mass scrutiny. Some things should just be off limits. Can't wait for Takers!
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I have ADORED him since The

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