Idris Elba has always been cool, but now the British actor is being praised for being moral, too.
It has been just over a year since the #MeToo movement came into existence, with many men in Hollywood being exposed for sexual harassment and other male stars criticizing the campaign for dividing the sexes.
During a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the Luther star was asked whether it is difficult being a man in the industry amidst the current #MeToo climate.
“It’s only difficult if you’re a man with something to hide,” replied the 46-year-old.
Idris’ response has been praised by women in the industry, including Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay.
The Grey’s Anatomy creator retweeted the article with a simple, “See?”
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) December 16, 2018
Meanwhile, the director of A Wrinkle in Time stated, “Preach, brother. Preach.”
Preach, brother. Preach. https://t.co/6x4717QY1h
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 17, 2018
We’re applauding you too, Idris.