Idris Elba reveals his tarnished past, a fascinating talent candid enough to admit bad behavior

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.

Related:  Elba’s blog