Idris Elba reveals why he loves to act in movies and television and it’s not for the money.
Henry Cavill recently revealed that enjoyed acting in movies because of the money, the paychecks, and the perks. Meanwhile, Idris Elba revealed that acting is his therapy and when he’s not focusing on his art, his personal life suffers.
Idris Elba explained that time-off from acting may have contributed to his recent split from girlfriend Naiyana Garth, the mother of his two-year-old son Winston. Idris blamed his downtime from acting as the reason why his life was crumbling around him.
The Luther star revealed how acting was like “therapy” in an interview which touched on his private life, and the push for him to be cast as the new James Bond.
“Therapy is a good way to cleanse my… When I’m not acting is when my life falls to s**t. It’s really interesting,” the 43-year-old tells the May (16) edition of Esquire Magazine.
“I’m going through this b**llocks now ’cos I’m not on a film set. Had I been on a set I wouldn’t even have noticed. Probably,” he muses. The actor’s relationship imploded soon after he was seen out partying in New York with Naomi Campbell. He and Naiyana split days later.