Los Angeles - Idris Elba discusses his "massive penis", music and more as Maxim magazine's first ever male cover star.
The 42-year-old British actor admitted he is happy with the rumour that he has a "massive penis" after seeing his Twitter followers rise sharply back in August 2014 after photos were released from the set of his film A Hundred Streets - in which he starred with Gemma Arterton - seemingly showing him with a very impressive bulge in his trousers.
Introducing actor Idris Elba on the cover of Maxim's September 2015 Issue. Read the exclusive interview over on Maxim.com now. #MaximMan #thismaximlifeA photo posted by MAXIM (@maximmag) on Aug 4, 2015 at 6:08am PDT
Introducing actor Idris Elba on the cover of Maxim's September 2015 Issue. Read the exclusive interview over on Maxim.com now. #MaximMan #thismaximlife
A photo posted by MAXIM (@maximmag) on Aug 4, 2015 at 6:08am PDT
Far from being upset by the fact that he was being objectified for his apparently awesome appendage, Idris found the whole episode "fun".
Speaking to the September issue of Maxim magazine, he said: "For a minute, the rumour was great. I saw my Twitter account rise. I was like, 'What is this popularity? Oh, oh, I see, it's 'cause they think I have a massive penis.' But we all had fun with it. I certainly did."
Despite all the speculation about his manhood, Idris won't actually discuss the true size of his penis because it wouldn't be right.
He added: "What am I gonna say? I'm not gonna go out there and pretend that I have a 12-foot dick. It's just not how I was raised, you know what I mean?"
At the time the photos were released, Idris took to Twitter to tell the world the bulge in his trousers was actually a microphone wire he needed to hide during filming.
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