Idris Elba covers British GQ magazine’s March 2013 issue. Idris talks about being called a sex symbol, his career and more for the magazine’s Cool Issue.
On being viewed as a sex symbol: “The irony is I wake up every morning, look at myself in the mirror and think, woah, I look like a piece of sh*t. You watch yourself age and it’s hard to feel like a sex symbol.”
On what his female fans see in 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.”
The issue hits newsstands February 7th.