British actor, Idris Elba become the first man solo to grace the cover of Maxim. The Luther actor will appear on the front cover of the September issue of the fashion magazine. Which is usually reserved for scantily-clad actresses, models and sportswomen.
The historic cover is part of new Maxim editor-in-chief, Kate Lanphear’s, plan to rebrand the magazine. “We’ve never in US Maxim history had a man on the cover solo. This is the very first time, and there was no one else in the world more badass than Idris.” said Lanphear.
Inside the magazine Idris Elba discusses his sex life, movies and rumours of him becoming the first black James Bond.
“If I were the Bond producers and everyone was pointing me toward one actor, what’s the surprise in that? Honestly, it’s one of those things that if it should happen, it would be a self-fulfilling prophecy; it would be the will of a nation,” he said.