Idris Elba has revealed that he is planning on “leaning away” from acting to focus more on his music in the coming years.
The 49-year-old actor, who founded the record label 7Wallence in 2015, said in a new interview with Vanity Fair that he hopes people will embrace his music as much as they do his acting work.
“Some may think, ‘Well, it will be the death of your acting if your music’s shit.’ I’ve dealt with the internal struggle of that over the years,” he said.
“So now I’m at peace and I’ve chosen: This is what I’m doing, and I’m going to do it. Some will love it and some will hate it.”
Elba added that he is now planning on “leaning away from acting” to focus more on his music.
“The thing about making music is it’s a very consuming process. It’s very difficult to shoot a movie and then go off into the studio or make a song. It’s like trying to build a soufflé while making a brick wall.”
Last month, it was reported that Elba was part of the conversation to be the next James Bond. Read more about this story here.