Idris Elba Talks Fatherhood: My parents were not cuddlers or kissers, but I am.

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Stop and Stare, literally. Idris Elba (real name Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba), who is gearing up for the new thriller No Good Deed, is covering the latest issue of Rolling Out. Read what the 42-year-old British-bred actor has to say about fatherhood, prayer and balance. 

On what fatherhood is like for Elba in real life: 

I love, love children. I love being a dad; it’s one of the joys of life. In fact, you can take it all away from me tomorrow, but don’t take away my children. That little young girl [Mirage] was such a great little actress. She was also great to work with.

The perception he wants his kids to have of him: