Our November cover hunk is front and center these days. In the latest issue of ESSENCE on stands now, Idris Elba chats a bit about his daughter, Isan. Undoubtedly, she’s the most important woman in his life.

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Elba admits she’s very protective of her father. “She’s a nerd really, which I couldn’t be more grateful for. She’s not much impressed by what I do, but she does see how people react to me in the streets. She’s very careful about it, wanting to steer me away from crowded streets and the like,” he says.

“I hate that she’s losing some of her innocence, but I’m impressed by her level of awareness.”

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There’s nothing more precious than a man talking about his daughter.

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