Actor Idris Elba’s alter ego “Driis” has released a new song called “Private Garden”. Watch the video and let us know what you think.
Smart Water has just gotten cooler with suave and sexy new face, Idris Elba. The Ghanaian Brit Actor is featured in print Ads for the water brand which is owned by Coca Cola, looking dapper as ever. The Ads will run in GQ, Essence and Men’s Journal Magazines.
The fall campaign ads were shot earlier this summer by noted fashion photographer Norman Jean Ray and feature Elba in different scenes incorporating Smart Water into his daily lifestyle.
Idris takes over from Jennifer Aniston as the face of the water brand which is enhanced with electrolytes. The stunning Hollywood actress showed off her enviably athletic frame in last year’s adverts.
Many fans fell in love with half Ghanian -half Sierra-Leonian actor Idris Elba when he appeared on the hit show ‘The Wire’. He went on to star in films like Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls” and the block-buster hit thriller “Obsessed”, and can now be seen on NBC’s “The Office”.
Now that he has conquered the film circuit, the smooth talking star who moved from Britain to the USA a few years ago to broaden his acting career is ready to add the title of singer to his resume.
This decision shouldn’t come as a surprise to die-hard fans who know that Idris already produced an album called “Big Man” that wasn’t commercially released.This new album, tentatively titled “King Amongst Kings” will feature four to six tracks, one of them being a reaggae influenced song called “Please Be True”.
“A lot of people are just getting over the fact that I’m not playing gangsters”, he said (referring to his stint on ‘The Wire’), “And now I’m singing.This is a new side I’m Offering”.
In the interview with Essence magazine, Idris offered no release date, but mentioned that he will star in three new films. He will play a soldier affected by post-traumatic stress in the movie ‘Legacy’, and will star alongside TI in ‘Takers’. He is also working with actress Zoe Saldana in ‘The Losers’
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It’s a good time to be Idris Elba, former star of The Wire. The 36-year is currently playing the new Dunder-Mifflin exec on The Office, and will be seen in theaters on April 24 in the drama Obsessed, opposite Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter.
What was it like for him to work with Beyonce?
“I think this was a very important role for her, because it was the first time she wasn’t playing a singer. But when we first started taping, it was difficult for us to really connect as artists because she has such a huge machine behind her. So in the early going it felt divided … almost like it was her and her team on one side, and everyone else on the other. But once the cameras started rolling, she really opened up and those walls began to fall. As a result, I really saw her grow as an artist, and I think you’ll be able to see it as well when you watch the film.”
Now he’s closing in on a a role in the Warner Bros.-Dark Castle thriller Losers, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen). Elba is negotiating to play Roque, a black ops commando set up by the government. The project is based on a DC-Vertigo comic and will be directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard).
Hottie of the week hanging out in Miama for the Miami International Film Festival