Idris Elba admits being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ was actually his toughest role!

Idris Elbe was crowned PeopleIt is sexiest man in the world a few years ago in 2018.

The title, which recognizes what many consider to be the most attractive male celebrity of the year, was recently passed on to Chris Evans for 2022.

Looking back, Idris joked about being labeled the sexiest man alive and how it was his toughest role yet.

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In speaking with ET Canada, Idris shared that shooting the cover was the easiest part of it all.

“I said to the photographer, ‘I don’t always take good pictures, this picture has to be good.’ [They’re like] ‘No no no. We’ve done it a million times, we know how to do it. And I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll just be me,'” he recalled.

Idris continued, “Then they do this kind of thing where they run your favorite camera angle for the cover.”

Later in the interview, Idris revealed that he’s still pretty surprised he’s being recognized at all.

“I don’t assume everyone knows who I am, even though I’ve been doing comedy for a long time. When I look in the mirror, he’s just a guy trying to be an actor. So if I walk into a restaurant in the middle of Belgium, I don’t expect everyone to recognize me.

Idris‘ new movie, Luther: The Fallen Sunis now streaming on Netflix.


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