Idris Elba Covers British GQ, Talks Being a Sex Symbol

Idris Elba dropped some heavy eye candy on us this morning with his new British GQ cover. The March 2013 “Cool Issue” is the perfect place for the ladies to get to know a more vulnerable side of Elba. For a man to exude this much sexiness, you’d think he would be aware, but in the cover story, Idris believes the complete opposite.

“The irony is I wake up every morning, look at myself in the mirror and think, woah, I look like a piece of s***. You watch yourself age and it’s hard to feel like a sex symbol.”

Idris doesn’t understand what women see in him and tells the glossy “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.”

Read more of Idris’ interview here.

Check out the photo spread of the handsome chocolate actor on the next few pages.

Photo Credit: GQ

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