Idris Elba is the cover model for the August ’09 issue of ESSENCE. He’s also from Hackney, east London which is a stone’s throw from where I live in E17, so he gets a LOT of love in London & from this blog. However…did anyone else read the cover feature written by Jeannine Amber in this month’s ESSENCE? Am I the only one getting the impression that ESSENCE focus a little too hard on how Idris looks? It’s obvious that he is absolutely stunning but he is such a talented actor.Seems like such a shame to have the chance to interview Idris Elba but instead, the feature did not focus on his skills or his aspirations for acting etc but instead on how fine he is and how women find him fine.
I’m starting to get jarred with this. I am in ESSENCE‘s readership as a black woman, but I want more cerebral insights too. He’s a hot cup of chocolate, but why can’t we read about how he got there organically?