Idris Elba has decided to step back from acting to focus on his music career.
In a recent interview, the actor and DJ talked about his decision to exchange one for the other.
“Some may think, ‘Well, it will be the death of your acting if your music’s s**t.’ I’ve dealt with the internal struggle of that over the years. So now I’m at peace and I’ve chosen: This is what I’m doing, and I’m going to do it. Some will love it and some will hate it” he said.
Elba then went on to address the rumors of him being the next James Bond and the difficulty it will bring as he is focusing on his music career.
“The thing about making music is it’s a very consuming process. It’s very difficult to shoot a movie and then go off into the studio or make a song. It’s like trying to build a soufflé while making a brick wall.”
Idris Elba is no stranger to making music. He’s performed at Coachella in 2019, was the DJ was Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding reception and was featured on Wiley’s song “Boasty” along with Stefflon Don, and Sean Paul.