Idris Elba Is in a State of Undress on the Cover of Details

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Many congratulations to your imaginary husband Idris Elba for landing the September cover of Details! And congratulations to Details' Adam Sachs for writing one of the most panty-dropping sentences ever committed to print:

Elba is wrapped in a pinstripe apron and sipping peppermint tea in the kitchen of an old warehouse.

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SCHA-WIIIIIIIIING. The domestic life that so many of us have dreamt about is coming into fruition and sadly, we are not invited.

A big portion of Elba's Details interview focuses on his love of cooking (the reason he's in the warehouse kitchen, "wrapped in a pinstripe apron and sipping peppermint tea," is because he's contributing a recipe to Jamie Oliver's upcoming cookbook):

"I like to cook," he says. "I went to Trinity boys' school, Canning Town, East London, the edge of the industrial world. But we had this home-economics class where you got tough lads like me and my mates learning how to cook, and I absolutely loved that."

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The other portion is devoted to photos of him shirtless:

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Either way, it's a very, very informative article.

Images via Details.

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Madeleine Davies

From a less horny point of view, here are some other good tidbits from the article:

...As an ostensibly straight male friend of mine blurted out when informed that I was going to interview the most indescribably cool badass who anchored People's Sexiest Man Alive list in 2013: "He's the only actor where I kind of want him to pick me up and hold me.

"That he isn't James Bond yet is a complete failure of imagination on somebody's part," says David Simon, creator of The Wire. "I don't know who bollixed-up that obvious triumph."

Music, spinning records and making them, has been a part of his life from his early career in London through his New York City years and his big break in Baltimore—where he'd record with his Wire costars. "Me and Wood Harris, who played Avon, and Hassan Johnson, who played Wee Bey," Elba says, "we'd book out a studio and make records of us rapping. I'd make the beats and chords—just fun, freestyle stuff."