Like salt water, drinking in this shirtless photo of Idris Elba will just leave you thirstier.

Like salt water, drinking in this shirtless photo of Idris Elba will just leave you thirstier.
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Idris Elba is on the cover of Interview Magazine's August issue, which is great, because Idris Elba is perfect. He won our hearts playing the thoughtful but ruthless drug kingpin Russell "Stringer" Bell in The Wire. He could be our next James Bond and possibly my next boyfriend if all our fantasies were to suddenly come true at once.

He's basically nobility, kind of. The British actor was awarded the "Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" by the Queen of England. And he brought his mom with him to receive the award:

And when Bond author Anthony Horowitz called Elba "too street" to play 007 (the internet was on Elba's side, however), he handled it with the patience and dignity of someone born to play James Bond.

He also happens to be really, really nice to look at. As you can see with your own eyes in this spread from Interview Magazine, in which the 43-year-old actor is kneeling on a mattress. A very fortunate mattress.

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It's a great day to be a mattress.

May Idris Elba live forever. And when we die, may we all be reborn as his mattress.

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