Idris: I’m so feminine

Idris Elba

Idris Elba would make a “great” woman.

The British actor was among the few males honored at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London this week. Idris took home the Man of the Year Award, but claims he has a great affinity with the opposite sex.

“I’d make a great woman because I’m really good at shaving my legs,” he laughed to British newspaper The Metro.

Idris is currently returning to full health following a scare last weekend.

The 41-year-old hunk was rushed to hospital after having an asthma attack on Saturday. However, Idris managed to make it to the Johannesburg premiere of his new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which sees him play former South African president Nelson Mandela. His performance is already sparking an Oscar buzz and Idris was clearly relieved to have recovered in time to walk the red carpet on Sunday.

While Idris’ career continues to flourish, it appears his love life is also going from strength to strength.

The star is rumored to be dating make-up artist Naiyana Garth, with the relationship reportedly getting more serious.

“They’ve been together for a few months but it’s really ramped up recently,” a source told British newspaper The Sun. “They get on brilliantly and she’s a real hit with his family and friends.

“Idris is known as a ladies’ man but he’s really not at all. He’d rather have banter at the bar than spend all night grafting on women. Although he doesn’t have to try anyway, women flock to him.”

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