Idris Elba wants romantic comedy role
Idris Elba wants to star in a romantic comedy.
The 44-year-old actor maybe best known for his action roles but he's keen to show off his softer side on the big screen with a romcom role.
In an interview with Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said: "I'd like to do comedy, yes please. I never play anyone that makes anyone laugh. It is always quite grumpy characters, so I wouldn't mind having a bit of a laugh and maybe a bit of a romance to spread it about a bit."
Idris is currently on Down Under on the Gold Coast shooting Marvel superhero sequel 'Thor: Ragnarok' with Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hiddleston.
Idris is reprising his role as Heimdall and says it's been great to reunite with Chris and Tom - who play warring brothers Thor and Loki respectively.
He said: "Chris is great, he is in good form. All the team are back, we've got some really interesting new characters coming in this year. I can't tell you much because I will get killed but the director Taika Waititi is an incredible director and I think he has given new life to the 'Thor' franchise."
If Idris - who is constantly talked about as a possible James Bond - does land his romcom role it should certainly prove to be popular with the ladies.
In 2007, the British hunk made People's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World list and in 2013 he was named Essence magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year and came second in People's annual Sexiest Man Alive poll.
In 2014, Idris won a MOBO Inspiration Award and in 2015 he was named one of GQ magazine's 50 best dressed British men.