Idris Elba covers Essence magazine in a photo shoot by Dennis Leupold.
I’m in Thailand taking part in a documentary about Muay Thai fighting. And it was such a beautiful country and a beautiful backdrop that you know Essence and I, we had this great moment of inspiration to put a great photo shoot together. The experience of the photo shoot was incredible. Dennis Leopold, the photographer, he did an incredible job. It was one of my favourite shoots if I’m honest. — Idris Elba