It's very good to be Idris Elba. The actor, who just snagged his first SAG win for his role in Beasts of No Nation, is keeping busy at tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles; but that's not the only thing he's got going on. Elba is undeniably one of the sexiest men in Hollywood, an opinion that the Brit has heard time and time again. So what does he think of his title?
"It's nice to be described as sexy, isn't it? It's a compliment, what can I say. It's cool," he told E! News on the red carpet. Cool, indeed. Elba looked dapper as always for the awards in a coordinating navy suit and vest, pairing it with a navy skinny tie and crisp white shirt.
Despite his humble demeanor, it's a big night for Elba—in addition to winning his category for best supporting actor in Beasts of No Nation, the actor is up for best actor in a television movie or miniseries for his role in Luther. When asked what inspired him to become an actor, Elba gave a shoutout to his drama teacher. "My drama teacher encouraged what she saw as a little bit of talent. And I got very encouraged by that and that’s what made me want to become an actor."
One thing's for certain—if tonight's winners were decided based on red carpet charisma, Elba would take home every award he was up for, and then some.