Sorry to break your hearts, but Idris Elba doesn't plan on ever getting married again
Idris Elba is a busy man!
He’s raising two kids, his new film The Dark Tower hits theaters Aug. 4, his hit series Luther returns next year, he’s stepping behind the scenes as a director, and he’s a DJ and guy about town—on top of all that. Thus, the handsome Brit’s love life is on the back burner for now.
“Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so,” Elba revealed in his August cover story for Essence. “Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.” Hearts just broke all around the world, but we can respect a man who knows what he wants.
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His debut directorial film Yardie is taking up a lot of his time. “Yardie is quite a semi-famous bit of English literature about a small-time pastor who comes from Jamaica and ends up embroiled in [avenging his brother’s death],” he revealed. “It’s set in the late ’70s, early ’80s, a hotbed of Jamaican culture in London, but then crack cocaine arrives.”
And Elba feels a real connection to the movie’s main character and its subject matter as a whole. “For me, I’m making that story because A, it’s a part of the reason I became a man,” he divulged. “I was born in 1972, and that’s just my era. And B, there’s a big, big music component. I love music and I love film. This is my chance to marry the two.”