So Much for That: Idris Elba Says Never Date a DJ or an Actor

January 17, 2012  |  

People magazine chatted with Idris Elba after his win at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night and came up with Five things to Know About Idris Elba, but there’s really only one thing most women want to know: Is he available?

From the sounds of things, Idris isn’t taken, given that he says he splits his time between Atlanta where his daughter and ex-wife (emphasis on ex) live, and his native London, but anybody thinking of taming this swexy Brit may have their hands full. He told the magazine:

“Never date a DJ or an actor. There are too many women around them.”

Hmm. So does this mean the fame could make things complicated or Dj Driis isn’t interested in resisting temptation? Perhaps he’s just channeling some of that bad boy charm he’s used to portraying in his characters like drug boss Stringer Bell on “The Wire,” which he said sparked “Stringer Mania:”

“Bad guys are attractive to women period, and most are not afraid to admit that. Guys respond to his stealth, his ruthlessness, and the way the man calculates every situation.”

While Idris may not be a total bad guy in real life, he does claim to be a “nightmare” to date. Somehow I think women could manage to get past that though, if he’s as much of a dream in the kitchen as he claims.

“I’m pretty decent. I like spices and I like experimenting with stuff. I love rice and vegetables but I love meat, spicing up meats.”

He likes to keep things spicy in more ways than one, he also told PEOPLE his favorite thing to wear is his birthday suit.

“It causes trouble walking down the street. But my birthday suit is my most comfortable,” he said. “I wear my birthday suit at home, in the bath or in the shower. Yeah, I’m pretty comfortable in my skin that way.”

Yeah, what was that part about being a nightmare to date again?

What do you think about Idris’s comment on never dating a DJ or an actor? Wise advise or would you take a chance?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • practical advice. Unfortunately some women, especially the obsessive ones wouldn’t let that stop them from competing with other females vying for the attention. Cat fights, anyone?

  • Candacey Doris

    I don’t want to date him. Just want to see that birthday suit he’s so comfortable in.  Once. Or twice. Not saying no if he wants to give a free show, but that’s all….

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  • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

    You know how some men say things like “As FINE as she is, she could be crazy for all I care…”

    …well, that’s how I feel about Idris 🙂

  • FromUR2UB

    “While Idris may not be a total bad guy in real life, he does claim to be a “nightmare” to date. Somehow I think women could manage to get past that though, if he’s as much of a dream in the kitchen as he claims”.

    Brande, you are doing that thing women do that only leads to heartbreak: the man is saying up front what a woman can expect in a relationship with him, and you’re dismissing that. If when a man is being honest and a woman chooses not to listen, she may as well say, “I prefer lies”, or “He’s just saying that. I can change him”. Yeah, he’s fine. But I believe him.

    • Love_Sexy

      Co-sign….I believe him too with that statement.

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  • icymommie

    aww Im sad he’s putting it out there like that, oh well @ least he’s being honest……

  • Wow

    If a man tells you that he’s no good, believe him.

    • Gimmeabreak78

      You took the words right out of my mouth!

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  • Jc_nash

    As good looking as he is I think that Idris is just being real for us. 

    Obviously men sports figures whether it be at the college level or professional are not dateable either.

  • Smacks_hoes

    That’s obvious…way to much temptation to resist. He isn’t a looker to me anyway so I’m nt gonna loose any sleep over these comments

  • promethean_dreams

    Every actor I have ever known has told me never date an actor. 

  • DrennaB

    Always take a man at his word…even if he is fine.

    • promethean_dreams

      Sadly comments like his will drive some women to want him even more.  Men aren’t the only ones who like a challenge.