John Luther, Nelson Mandela, Stringer Bell, Heimdall the Asgardian sentry, and possibly even James Bond: Idris Elba is a man used to iconic roles. But perhaps not his latest one.
People Magazine has just voted the 46-year-old actor, DJ and director 2018’s sexiest man alive.
Speaking to the publication after finding out he’d won the award, Elba said: “I was like, “Come on, no way. Really?”‘
He continued: “Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.”
Elba is seven years older than both Momoa and Pratt and 15 years older than Jordan.
He does however join esteemed company as the list of former winners includes several other MH cover stars.
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