Idris Elba is sweaty & shirtless, for your pleasure: is he the best person ever?

Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy.

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There are no new Idris Elba interviews. I have no idea what he’s working on these days or what he’s up to. All I know is that he posted this photo on Instagram yesterday and panties around the world exploded. I think Idris was fresh from a workout, then he went into the sauna, then he posed for this photo. CB theorized that Idris was probably naked when he went into the sauna, because nude-sauna-ing is quite common throughout Europe. So imagine that… sweaty, naked Idris Elba. Just let that simmer.

Bless him.

Apparently, Idris is going to box someone tomorrow, maybe? Idris picked up boxing when he was working on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and he’s said that he’s kept up with it. His Instagram proves that – he’s been posting videos of his boxing training. HOT. I could listen to Idris making those sounds all f—king day (and night).


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Two weeks left. For my Chuuus.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Idris’s IG.

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  1. lilacflowers says:

    Idris! Watch out for the face! Remember Mickey Rourke as a cautionary tale. And Heimdall does not need a broken nose.

    • Abby_J says:


      Don’t you need a pool man (boy just doesn’t seem to work here) or something? It would make the view from the deck even more lovely.

  2. Nev says:

    Bless him indeed.

  3. jenn12 says:

    He is so freaking sexy. These photos are perfection.

  4. QQ says:

    Jesus! *sigh* …I ….

  5. Trixie says:

    Why is it not only okay but lauded when a man does a sexy photoshoot or posts sexy photos to social media, but when a woman does a sexy photoshoot or posts sexy photos to social media people complain about it?

    • Snowflake says:

      Good point.

    • K says:

      Oh lord does every post have to have some political statement or stand?

      • V4Real says:

        Yes. In order to keep that balance and be fair.

      • K says:

        No this really requires no stance it’s nitpicking if you are offended by Idris posting this video don’t look at it, but he isn’t naked or even scantily clad so just stop. It is honestly exhausting.

        And when you pick at small not real things you diminsh the conversation of important issues.

      • V4Real says:

        “No this really requires no stance it’s nitpicking if you are offended by Idris posting this video don’t look at it”

        But she’s not offended. She never said she was. You’re adding your own interpretation of what she said. The poster just stated that when women post sexy pics on IM some people complain about it but not so much when it’s someone like Idris. And if you think about it she’s sort of right.

        “And when you pick at small not real things you diminsh the conversation of important issues.”

        LOL… Idris is fine as hell but he’s not an important issue.

    • Lucky jane says:

      Do people complain? I think it’s more like people makes fun of and criticize when someone, man or woman, is being a try-hard. This isn’t that guy. He is just hot. He doesn’t have to try. I think that is the difference you are looking for.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Oh I think this is try hard. A guy can look like Adonis, but when he posts a shirtless picture of himself, all the hotness goes away.

      • Grant says:

        Why? What’s so innately wrong with posting a shirtless pic? We should be able to post pictures of our bodies in any shape or size. What makes this “try-hard”?

      • Trixie says:

        People complain about men objectifying the woman who pose for or post sexy photos. Yet most people here are fine with objectifying men who pose for or post sexy photos.

        I’m not offended by anything, it’s just something I noticed and decided to ask about.

    • lexx says:

      I feel like this is a bit of a false equivalency. If beyonce posted her workout in whatever clothes we would all be scrambling to copy whatever she is doing. And then we would all proabably be like YASSSS QUEEEN. Punch that punching bag, Slay. Fierce.

  6. Annika says:

    Sexy doesn’t even begin to describe him.
    I really needed this today.

  7. Evie says:

    This is exactly what I needed this morning. Idris out here doing the Lord’s work by looking fine as hell and blessing us with updates like these.

    • thecookingpan says:

      Thank you @Evie. Perfectly said! You made me laugh. Today has been torrid. Thank you for the much needed perspective and giggle!

  8. wolfpup says:


  9. spidey says:

    Campaigning for the 007 role. Oh, wait a minute.

  10. Spikey says:

    Uhhhh! *drops dead*

  11. Olenna says:

    Lawd, have mercy.

  12. northernB says:

    Husband handed me coffee this am; opened up this gem and nearly melted. His voice. His stare. Jesus, this man does it for me. Day completed!

  13. Marianna says:

    Sure, he is handsome and a tremendous actor. I’ve been enjoying him since the Wire. Isn’t she shady with women and paternity though?

    Edit: never mind. I’m a dumbass.

  14. Sixer says:

    I think Idris is best off with just the photos and no interviews, frankly. Then there is NOTHING to distract me from his being the world’s hottest man.

    • byland says:

      Seconded. What beautiful, sexy, sweaty goodness.

      Honestly, the only time I want to hear him talk is when I watch Luther over and over again. Smart writers putting intelligent words in his mouth? Yes, please.

  15. Luca76 says:

    Damn that man is fine.

  16. Lucky jane says:

    He is a beautiful man. But I actually prefer him in a suit… Like on “The Office”.

  17. HK9 says:

    I’m glad I’m sitting down, I feel faint. That man is just…wow.

  18. Steph says:

    Don’t mind me…I’m sitting at my desk drinking coffee, and doing some very naughty Idris day dreaming

  19. Bobafelty says:

    Fans self, swoons.

  20. Abby_J says:

    I actually know very little about his personal life, but since I don’t plan to date him, I can just admire the beauty and perfection that is Idris Elba. He is a gift and a glory to behold.


  21. lvw2 says:

    rubs _________ vigorously

  22. vanna says:

    I know you didn’t ask for it but HONK! Please don’t ever skip the opportunity to post about Idris, especially with images and videos like these. God damn.

  23. LadyT says:

    I’d hit that like a Jeopardy buzzer. Walk of Shame for $1000, Alex.

  24. K says:

    Damn this man is just everything!! I mean the body, the voice, the talent, the charm and wit it’s to much to handle. Love love love him.

  25. Beckysuz says:

    God bless us everyone for this delicious post. Nom nom nom

  26. HyacinthBucket says:

    Ooooooooohhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyy.

  27. nicegirl says:

    Is he the best person ever?


  28. LMB says:

    Nope, I pass.

  29. lilacflowers says:

    Apparently, Idris has done/is doing a documentary television series about training to be a kick-boxer. So, there will be lots of footage of sweaty, boxing Idris in our future.