Yes, you read the headline correct. Famed British actor Idris Elba is ready to put his acting chops to rest for a while to focus on music.Elba, known for starting in HBO’s The Wire, films American Gangster, The Losers, Thor & more is taking a year-off from acting to focus on music.
He DJs under the name Driis, and is right now doing a seven-week residency at a London nightclub. Elba has also directed a video for Mumford & Suns.
“This year I’m not going to work as an actor so I can concentrate on music,” he told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “I do it from the heart, not for the money.”