Interview: Idris Elba

August 20102768Views

British actor talks about making action flick and what it was like to work with Béyonce

I participated in a roundtable interview with Idris Elba to get intel on his new action-packed film “Takers,” which opens Aug. 27th. Just in case the name escapes you, you may remember him as the not-so-nice Stringer Bell from HBO’s “The Wire,” or the charming husband to Beyoncé in the thriller “Obsessed,” or maybe as the struggling father of three daughters in Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls.” Then there’s his more recent role in “The Losers,” in which he plays a special ops soldier gone bad.

Whether you caught Elba on the small or big screen, there is no missing the nearly 6’3″ British actor with his omnipotent presence and rising star to match. Besides acting, he is a deejay and will soon be adding producer and director with a comedic web series called “Black Gymnast” and a BBC docudrama about zip code gangs in East London, where he grew up. Listen to my interview with him below, to get more intel. Oh, and he even dishes on what it was like to work with Beyoncé!

Mignon Gould

Mignon Gould

Mignon Gould is a multimedia publisher and the Agent-in-Chief of She is a style enthusiast, who views fashion as an art form that anyone can master. In our Culture column, she shares her musings on the latest happenings in the world, from diversity in fashion to pop culture controversies. Mignon has also interviewed celebrities and insiders including actress Emma Stone, 70's supermodel Pat Cleveland, and Audrey Hepburn's son, Luca Dotti.

1 Comment

  1. What a “cool drink of water”. Mr. Elba is so hot he’s refreshing! 🙂 Gorgeous creation – I think God had perfection on his mind when Idris was born. And his acting skills aren’t that bad either! 🙂 All jokes aside he is an exceptional actor. I enjoy his movies and his character substance he portrays in each film. Great interview questions.

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