This weekend, Idris Elba’s highly anticipated sci-fi epic Prometheus hits movie screens. Elba plays the the captain on the ship, which provides the film its title. Of his character, Elba says, “he’s a realistic, pragmatic character. He has to get involved…in a film with huge ideas, you need a character like this, who can go ‘Wait…why are we doing this?'” To commemorate the film’s release, theGrio is looking back on this rising star’s impressive résumé, here are some of the highlights of his career.
- Ed Sheeran admits ‘Shape Of You’ is influenced by ‘No Scrubs’, gives Kandi and Tiny credit
- Mindy Kaling agrees to dinner with Cory Booker over Twitter
- Jay Z to make Trayvon Martin film and documentary series
- Tiny says T.I.’s rumored side woman has been ‘passed around’
- Trey Songz says Nicki Minaj “ain’t had sh*t before ‘Bottoms Up'”
- Taraji P. Henson and Nia Long’s alleged falling out stemmed from joke