Idris Elba, biscuit-tingler: “I love beautiful skin… I’m tactile, very tactile”


I have stories piling up and I know you really, really want to hear about Ashton Kutcher’s wandering dong (yeah right), but don’t you really feel like having a little Idris Elba break? Idris covers the new issue of Essence Magazine. You know why? Because the man is FINE. Oh, can I just mention something that made my panties explode? Idris worked with Michael Fassbender over the summer on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Meaning that IDRIS and FASSBENDER will be on screen together, in the absolutely best, sexiest, biscuit-tingling version of “Ebony and Ivory” out there. Yay! Anyway, here are some highlights from Idris’s cover profile:

Idris on what he finds sexy: “Skin, I love beautiful skin. I’m tactile, very tactile. A woman who has really nice, looked-after skin is such a turn-on for me. It’s always sexy.”

On his daughter, Isan: “My daughter’s with me now for three weeks and I love it; I absolutely love it,” Elba tells the magazine. “I don’t know how I’d manage to be on seven flights a month and still get her to school.” Isan, born in 2002, is Elba’s daughter with ex-wife Dormowa Sherma. Both parents live in Atlanta, so Elba splits his time between that city and his native Britain.

On his ex-wife: “I’m grateful to my ex-wife, [Isan’s] mother, and I’m grateful I get to live my dream. At the same time, I miss things, which I regret,” he adds.

On being a sexy black man: “In general the word ‘sexy’ isn’t applied to Black men. That word has been thrown at me a few times so I have to say I own it. If it gives me and other Black men another definition, then great. I can live with that.”

[From People and Global Grind]

Idris also recently discussed the constant rumors that he might take over for Daniel Craig in the James Bond franchise. Previously, in 2009, Idris said that it wouldn’t happen but if he was asked, he would definitely consider it and probably take it. In a new interview, Idris was asked about 007 again, and he said: “It’s a very old rumor. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don’t want to be called the first Black James Bond. Do you understand what I’m saying? Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don’t want to be called the Black James Bond.” He’s right. And I still want him to be James Bond. And Michael Fassbender can be the Bond villain. And I can be the Bond Girl, Mocha Vagina, who seduces both Bond and the villain in the name of Queen and country. Please?

Oh, and Idris is the new “face” of SmartWater. YES.



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  1. Sloane Wyatt says:

    No doubt, the man is hot! Just look at that sh*t eating grin, and you can tell he knows what he’s doing. Yum.

  2. Nanz says:

    Holy night, I just about fainted reading that he’s “very tactile.” This kind of reading is so much better than us fighting over Real Fauxwives drama and ‘Poor me, I make too much money’ nonsense. Idris=world peace.

  3. Melissa says:

    He really is so handsome. Every time I see him I think of Kelly and Angela fighting over him on The Office. haha Loved him in RockNRolla too.

  4. Eve says:

    He’s really hot. I finally began to watch The Wire and I love seeing him and Dominic West in the same show.

  5. Original Tiffany says:

    This man is so sexy! Am watching the Big C on netflix and I love him. Between him and Conrad (too lazy to look up the actual name) on Weeds, MY panties might explode!

    Maybe we just haven’t had a HGF in a few weeks, and that’s why. Those two guys need to be in the next one, pretty please:) I love a tactile man, I even had the luck to marry one. Yay for me!

  6. Lenna says:

    “And I can be the Bond Girl, Mocha Vagina, who seduces both Bond and the villain in the name of Queen and country. Please? ”

    That sentence made my morning!!! Fabulous

  7. lisa says:

    He is the sexiest thing.. MY NUMBER 2

    love his show and a shame he is not working on more films..

    Beautiful man.

  8. Loq says:

    I can’t take him seriously anymore since I watched his “music video” and saw some other videos of him “rapping” and “singing” and it was just truly truly awful and embarrassing and cringeworthy and I wish he would stop.

  9. lucy2 says:

    He’s hot!
    I’d love to see him as James Bond, I think he’d be really good in the role.

  10. Blue says:

    Yummy!! I thought CLive Owen was supposed to be the new James Bond? Either way i would be extremely happy. This definitely made my morning.:D

  11. Quest says:

    He is hot for sure and i just love his voice.

  12. gee says:

    DYING Over Mocha Vagina!

  13. Incognita says:

    Every time I look at Idris Elba, I think of that film, “Coming to America” where one of Eddie Murphy’s many characters exclaims, “Sexual chocolate!” Yes indeed!

  14. Eve says:

    Oh, and I cosign the idea of having him as Bond. Why not? He’s tall, British and elegant. He could totally play the character.

    P.S.: Mocha Vagina…he he he.

  15. DiaBLa says:

    Super Hot GUy!!!! My Guy is “Choc, Bald and Tactile” as hell and I highly recommend it!!!

  16. Melissa says:

    I vote for him as Bond too!

    Let’s start a petition.

  17. taylor says:

    I was surprised by his comment about black men not being considered sexy, because growing up I always thought ONLY black men were sexy (except Harrison Ford–so clearly I’m dating myself, here), and I’m not a black woman. And while I no longer think that’s true (I find LOTS of different types of men sexy), I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to use the term “sexy” for a black man.

    And his is definitely sexy!

  18. ShanKat says:

    Hell to the yeah.

  19. Eve says:

    I have a question though…is his first name pronounced (the “i”) like “Iris” or “Isabel”?

    *I tried Wikipedia and it doesn’t show it (the pronunciation).

  20. Julia says:

    I am tactile too Idriss.

    Come to me and I’ll show you how tactile i am.

  21. the original bellaluna says:

    J’adore, j’adore…

    Eve – No, it’s pronounced like a long “e” with a silent “s,” I believe. (Apparently my inner French is showing today.)

    OMG he’s GORGEOUS! I would. Totally. Tall, bald, sexy as hell…YES!

  22. Eve says:

    @ Original Bellaluna:

    Thanks! Oh, his name is some sexy sh*t, isn’t it? I like the full name: Idrissa Akuna Elba (I think I just had a tiny little orgasm by saying it out loud).

  23. C-DUB says:

    I’m drinking whatever this man is selling!!!! Like my old aunties use to say “He’s fine as wine!”

  24. the original bellaluna says:

    Eve – How could you do that to me? Just saying that name, the way it rolls off my tongue…(oops, so did I.) He is just SO sexy…

  25. podzol says:

    @Loq, for me it’s the twitter pictures that he took not wearing anything. But still, I can’t deny the power of the Elba.

  26. Eve says:

    @ Original Bellaluna:

    I had to. I do that every time I see him here.

    @ Podzol:

    Wait, what? Not wearing anything pictures? (yes, I agree that it’s tasteless but I’m a crude bitch sometimes so I’m googling this right now).

    EDIT: Damn! They removed some of the pictures and one even said “Too late!”. Motherf*ckers!

  27. UKHels says:

    god I love this man, he’s the hottest
    James Bond HELL YEAH

  28. Original Tiffany says:

    I over looked that. Black men not sexy? I’m white….whatever-Italian and Native American, but I think Sexual Chocolate is sexy as hell. Lenny Kravitz in the day, Kobe (my black mamba!), Idris, Seal, Romany Malco (Conrad from Weeds, looked it up) the dude that played Griffin on Lipstick Jungle, Tyson Beckford, the list keeps a rolling.
    A hot man is a hot man, no matter what color he comes in. Period!

    I just saw the epi last night of the Big C where Idris is giving it to her on the burned couch and that man has a FINE ass. I love cable, they show hot man ass:)))

    And thanks Eve and Bellaluna, I just said his full name too. Off to change panties.

  29. Agnes says:

    I’m suddenly thirsty for SmartWater…

  30. Melissa says:

    @ Eve: HAHA I thought the exact same thing when I read Podzol’s comment.

  31. Lindsey says:

    He lives in Atlanta. I live in Atlanta. He likes soft skin. I have soft skin. Back off bishes, HE IS MINE!!!!!

  32. YvetteW says:

    He is tactile and I am very feel-up-able. Match made in heaven!

  33. Karen says:

    I absolutely love reading the lusty comments whenever y’all post about Idrissa Akuna Elba…oh my…now I’m off to the loo for a quick underoo change too!

  34. mia135 says:

    He definitely comes across as very smooth and gorgeous in print, t.v. and interviews. But I have seen him in uncensored real-life footage on YouTube where he is not acting for the camera, and he is icky and creepy as hell. Not to mention that like most British black men he is also extremely colour-struck, which should be a huge turn-off for any right-thinking, respectable woman. Sorry girls.

  35. Melissa says:

    @mia135: Way to kill our hot ons….j/k
    I did not know this. That’s no good.

  36. Eve says:

    @ Melissa:

    Ha! Now I’m the one who thought the exact same thing as you: way to kill our quiver, Mia…*HUMPF*

    P.S.: Although I appreciate the info (will pay more attention to his attitude, not just his hotness from now on).

  37. mia135 says:

    Sorry Melissa! I used to really adore him until I saw the YouTube videos and read about his baby mama drama. That ruined the fantasy for me.

  38. Firecracker says:

    I didn’t know who he was until I saw Takers. Oh man, he was sooo incredibly hot in that movie.

  39. Reece says:

    Mocha Vagina! LMFAO

  40. Victoria says:

    Idris basically brings together what I love most: my Anglophile obsession and a hot ass foine scoop of dark chocolate with an English accent.

    A brotha with a British accent is always a turn on. And I will pledge to bring and fifty other women whether kicking or screaming to a Bond franchise with Idris Elba. Seriously.

    I am always mad because is most of his American films they make him American. What the hell is the point? Utilize his god given sexy ass voice. Oy!
    Let’s make this happen.

  41. Angelina Stevens says:

    I think that Daniel Craig is doing a great job of being James Bonds in the series. However, if the powers that be are going to make a change, I would love to see Idris Elba as James Bonds…is there a petition circulating?

  42. Original Tiffany says:

    I am going to totally ignore all the icky stuff about him. It’s killing my buzz. That’s what I do with Kobe, just appreciate the man beauty and talent and don’t give a crap about the rest because it’s not my problem.

    I love living in London because the black men with the accents are amazingly sexy:)

    Speaking of which, my man is on his way home for a couple of hours-talk to you bitches later:))) After more panties. Oh, the laundry I’ll have to do today!

    Oh, don’t forget the Old Spice guy, love me some Mustafa!

  43. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    First saw him in Luther and he had this whole angry sexy thing going that melted me. Since than I’ve been a fan girl. He’s super hot. I will try and stay away from the music videos some of you have mentioned. I don’t want to ruin my fantasy

  44. GIrlyGIrl says:

    Great article, I have to go change my underwear now…

  45. DrM says:

    KAISER! 🙂 @ Mocha Vagina! Biscuit Tingler! LOL Girl you made my day….and can I just say that I would most definitely apply the word ‘sexy’ to this man…

  46. LAK says:

    @Eve, the ‘I’ in his name rhymes with ‘isabel’ when you pronounce it.

  47. Eve says:

    Thanks, LAK. It sounds like that in Brazilian Portuguese as well…:)

    But, honestly, I so wish I didn’t read what Mia135 posted on this thread…it kinda killed my crush. Shame, because he’s so hot.

  48. Maritza says:

    What a fine specimen he is…yummy!

  49. Viv says:

    Kaiser , u rock. He is a hot ass peanut head.

  50. Mamahawk says:

    Mocha vagina…damn. Idris is so FINE. Thank you for this! You made my day.

  51. beclove says:


  52. mia135 says:

    No Eve, crush on! The YouTube video I saw of him – some of the commenters liked it, they said he had swagger! I didn’t like it, to me he looked creepy and leering. But that’s just my opinion – one man’s meat, etc.

    He is not completely awful, and definitely not nearly as offensive as some other male celebs out there. And I think he and his baby mama are fine now, and he certainly shows an interest in his child – it was just initially there were problems.
    He has always spoken intelligently in interviews, I’ll give him that. Didn’t mean to have ruined the fun – I definitely get his appeal. I saw him in that god-awful Beyonce movie the other day, and he is definitely fine! The screen persona at the end of the day is what matters. Crush on!

  53. Melissa says:

    You hear that Eve, it’s all good now. Yah! Hotness back on. Maybe we are swayed too easily. 😀

  54. marisa says:

    i love him on “Luther.” What a fine-ass man!

  55. lisa says:

    He is the dreamiest ever and he is so YUMMY!!!

  56. Eve says:

    @ Mia135 and Melissa:

    Yeah, I googled some of the things you (Mia) mentioned and was like “yikes!”…but I’m normally very open minded and give everybody a chance before they screw up (in real life too) so I’ll give him a pass now (but with a judgmental look) and keep an eye on him and his attitude towards women from now on.

  57. marie de Narde says:

    OK, here is the real deal on him:
    His ex wife (the first one and mother of daughter) is Kim Elba – she is a make-up artist in ATL
    He had a three year relationship with a stripper from ATL she got pregnant, baby born, he tatooed baby’s name on his arm and then DNA revealed he is not the father, put stripper out.

  58. *ajalahtravel* says:

    his name is pronounced E-dris.

    who saw him in Thor. he used his real accent there