Shirtless Idris Elba Sizzles in Details Magazine—See All the Hot Pics!

"I've been that guy for a while, where people recognize me but they're not sure why," the actor tells the mag

By Bruna Nessif Aug 13, 2014 10:27 PMTags
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Yes, Idris Elba's upper body also turns heads.

The actor made fans drool during his photo spread for the latest issue of Details magazine where he graced the cover in nothing but a peacoat and a smize that will make your knees weak (it's like he sees right into our soul). Although the British star is great to look at from any angle, we must admit we're a little sad we weren't able to spot that mike wire again (ahem).

Inside the mag, Elba talks about his previous movie roles, turning down other roles, moving back to London and even touches on his venture into deejaying and rapping. But the part that caught our attention is when the Wire star admitted that he's not easily recognized by fans.

"I've been that guy for a while, where people recognize me but they're not sure why, I'd done a lot of popcorn films, but the reinvention came when I decided to do more of the character-driven stuff that won't be seen by as many people. But it makes people start to realize, 'Wait a second, this guy is that guy,' " he said.

However, something tells us that's changed since the latest Idris Elba story.

A photo of the celeb took over the Internet recently because it showed a mysteriously large bulge in Elba's pants. While we speculated (and wished) whether it was what we thought it was (it wasn't), we also learned that Idris is a hoot! He took to Twitter the following day to debunk his junk size, but did it in a way that was so charming, we couldn't help but fall in love with him more.

LOOK: In case you missed it, here's that infamous pic

"The good news is i got a s--tload of followers," the 41-year-old actor tweeted on Saturday. "The bad news is, that is a mic wire. #egowentintospaceshipmodethough."

It sure has been a long and successful road for the thesp, who told the mag that before he got his big break on The Wire, "It was survival tactics for a couple of years, I was jobbing it. I used to finish at two or three in the morning and stump the f--kin' streets back to Jersey City."

And now he's stumped his way into millions of hearts.