Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
“I played Stringer Bell, a drug dealer, on The Wire, and the power of that part was amazing. Real drug dealers and thugs would think I was truly a gangster. They gave me a lot of respect—
they’d hand me cocaine as a kind of salute. At times I had to remind myself that I was just an actor.”
Rag & Bone shirt; Cartier watch.
Photography by Juergen Teller
Styled by Edward Enninful