Published On: Wed, Aug 5th, 2015

Idris Elba Lands First Male ‘Maxim’ Cover

Idris Elba


The British-born actor Idris Elba (no, he is not Jewish), made a small history. He became the first male to make the cover of Maxim by himself with the release of the men’s magazine’s September issue.

Maxim, as all men magazines, usually features scantily clad women on its cover. men have appeared on covers alongside women. Men has never appeared on his own until now.
“This is the very first time, and there was no one else in the world more badass than Idris, ” Maxim editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear told Racked.

Elba plays a mercenary in the upcoming drama Beasts of No Nation. Elba landed the cover as speculation about the possibility that he might take the part of James Bond after Daniel Craig retires from the role.

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