Idris Elba 'really wants' to star in romantic comedy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 June 2019
Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Idris Elba revealed he would "love" to do a "a true to form romance comedy"

Idris Elba "really wants" to star in a romantic comedy.

The 46-year-old actor has previously landed films with a "little bit" of romance, he would "love" to do a "a true to form" light-hearted movie with a love story at its core.

In an interview with Newsweek, he said: "I really want to do a romantic comedy. I haven't done that.

"I've done 'Daddy's Little Girls' and there was a little bit of that in it, but a true to form romance comedy is one I'd love to get into. I haven't had that chance to do that."

The 'Luther' star went on to explain that although there's nobody he'd particularly like to work with on such a project, it's the "story" that attracts him to the possibility of a romantic comedy and wants to find a script that would "move hearts with love and romance"

Asked if he has a dream co-star in mind, he said: "No, no one particularly. Really it's more about the story, finding that great story that would move hearts with love and romance and all those feelings.

"But in terms of an actress, I can't think of any names right now. I just think doing a film like that would be the one."

Idris added that he enjoys "complex characters" and likes that he isn't always cast in a specific type of role.

He said: "I think my favourite type of role is one that people don't think I'm going to play. My favourite type of role is one that allows me to show a different side of myself. I like complex characters.

"I enjoy that I have that. There's no form of 'Oh Idris [is going to] play that, you know that.' I like switching it up."

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