Idris Elba Fronts GQ October 2013
During his interview, the "Pacific Rim" actor chatted about his past and revealed his feelings after finding out he wasn't the father of his son.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Elba's interview below. For more, be sure to visit GQ!
On his days selling drugs:
"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. All those black comedians, they knew me as a doorman."
On his son:
"You know, the truth is—like, even admitting it, I’ll probably get laughed at for the rest of my life. But it is just tragic, and it happened. But I wasn’t knocked out. I stood right the f*** back up, and I ain’t aiming to take another punch in the face ever again. Do you understand what I’m saying? It happened to me. I moved on."
On his emotions on "Luther":
"Yeah. So 'Luther' came at a time where, you know, it was gaga therapy for me, man. Stupid. I was like, ‘I’m going in…’ And that is what I f****** did. I’ll tell you: I did that take, and I remember the room…Indira Varma, the beautiful Indian actress—beautiful girl… The crew were at this end of the room, all packed in. Indira was over there. And I fucking let go. Like, all kinds of shit happened in my head. I mean—blitz. f***** up this door, I mean f***** this fucking door up. The emotion was going so long after the fucking actual scene was ended that everyone sat in silence. Indira was in fucking tears; I was in tears."
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