Idris Elba is joining the ranks of entertainers that have decided to be sincere & truthful about their lowlife behavior in the past. Though it’s hard for me to see any sincerity in airing your dirty laundry to make a buck, Elba’s spilling the beans about drugs & adultery dramas, in my opinion, adds a little dimension to his character.
It depends on the personality, whether revealing past tawdriness is appropriate or not. Some celebs can pull it off. While others come across as mercenary & grasping. The Pacific Rim actor, is one of my current favorites, perhaps because he’s British & hasn’t spewed any detectable bile about American politics. His talent & overall presence is powerful & expressive.