Today in Idris Elba news…

Our favorite Brit stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his hit BBC America cop drama “Luther.” During the interview, Idris talked about his early days in London and having to become “the best fighter” at his school because of his feminine-sounding name, “Idrissa.”

Idris also revealed that his West African parents tried to discourage him from going into to acting because, as his dad put it, “actors don’t make money.” For two years Big Driis worked in a Ford Motor factory, but he quickly found out that working on an assembly line wasn’t for him.

We’re sure glad Idris decided to pursue his dreams and give up the factory gig!

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