“We’ve done this a million times”: Marvel Star Idris Elba Was Nervous Before His ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Moment

The British actor, musician, and producer, Idris Elba was born in London, England 1972. His parents moved from Sierra Leone and Ghana to the United Kingdom as immigrants in the 1960s and his passion for performances began during his school days. In 1990, he was given the chance to become a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. After his breakthrough performances in popular TV shows and films such as The Wire, Luther, Thor, and Pacific Rim, he became widely recognized for his acting skills.

Marvel Star Idris Elba
Actor Idris Elba

Apart from his acting profession, he is also a skilled musician and has released several albums such as Hold On, Home, Mi Mandela, and many more. He has also worked as a producer and director, producing and directing various TV shows and movies.

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Idris Elba reflects on his time as the Sexiest Man Alive

The Renowned actor, Idris Elba has shared his experience of being awarded the prestigious Sexiest Man Alive title by People magazine in 2018. As reported to him, the recognition was unexpected, and he felt grateful and humble for being chosen as the glory.

Idris Elba Admits Being Sexiest Man Alive Was His Hardest Role
Idris Elba Jokes about Being the Sexiest Man Alive

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He was also featured on one of the 30+ covers of Sexiest Man Alive. He made a humorous comment about the publication that acquire the title “My hardest role ever,” Elba reminisced about his photo shoot with photographer David Burton, and he shared “I said to the photographer, ‘I don’t always photograph great in pictures, this picture needs to be great.”

[They’re like] ‘No, no, no. We’ve done this a million times, we know how to do it.’ And I was like, ‘Ok, I’ll just be me, he attaches. “Then they do this sort of thing where they make your favorite camera angle work for the cover.

Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his talent and contributions to the entertainment industry. The first to receive this title in 1985 was Mel Gibson. People have reported that in recent years, the title has been awarded to numerous other celebrities, including Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Michael B. Jordan, John Legend, and others.

Idris Elba sees the title as an ego booster

Elba is an acclaimed actor known for his dynamic range and commanding presence on screen. At the time he was chosen for the title, he was 46 years old, and he conveyed his astonishment and modesty upon receiving the news of his title “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?

Idris Elba's Excited For Title Sexiest Man Alive
People Correctly Names Idris Elba’s Sexiest Man Alive.

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He told People in an interview,

I looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.”

Although his Sexiest Man Alive title has garnered him increased attention in the entertainment industry, he remains dedicated to his craft and the multiple ranges of roles he draws on the screen. In fact, he has continued to work on a variety of projects since receiving the honor, such as the Netflix series Turn Up Charlie and the upcoming DC Comics film The Suicide Squad.

Elba’s perspective on the title Sexiest Man Alive reveals his subtle understanding of fame and the entertainment industry. Despite being honored by the recognition, he remains focused on his work and dedicated to challenging conventional notions of beauty and desirability.

Source: People
Muskan Chaudhary
Muskan Chaudhary

Muskan Chaudhary is a content writer at AnimatedTimes, and a commerce graduate. She enjoys playing tennis, immersing herself in the world of video games, or unleashing her creativity through sketching and other artistic pursuits. She also enjoys watching anime and looking forward to doing more.

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