Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out Golden Globe winner Idris Elba‘s new photoshoot for ESSENCE Magazine. The “Luther” star is next month’s featured celebrity and opens up about his six film projects including “Yardie.” It is the big screen adaptation of Victor Headley‘s novel of the same name and one that Elba is passionate about directing.

“For me, I’m making that story because A, it’s a part of the reason I became a man. I was born in 1972, and that’s just my era. And B, there’s a big, big music component. I love music and I love film. This is my chance to marry the two.”

Elba also confesses that he is done with marriage and has no plans on jumping the broom anytime soon…

“Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so. Yeah, I don’t think so,” he says. “Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.”

The noticeably slim Elba was training for a Muay Thai fighting documentary in Thailand at the time of the photoshoot and decided to use the country’s lush vegetation and artistic splendor as the backdrop for his video.

Take a look and listen below and tell us what you think: