Idris Elba wants to join forces with Adele for A-list musical collaboration
Idris Elba has his heart set on a collaboration with Adele, but said he has to "earn some more stripes" in music before he's ready to make it happen.
The 49-year-old actor, who has performed as a DJ with the moniker Big Driis, told the Mirror he hopes to work with Adele further down the line in his career.
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He said: “If one day I make a record and Adele says ‘I kind of like it’, I will definitely build up the courage and say: ‘Hey, Adele, you wanna do a collab?’
“I think I have got to earn some more stripes before that happens.”
Adele and Elba met earlier this month when Elba presented the star with a Brit Award for Album Of The Year — one of three prizes she won on the night.
It seems Adele is as much of a fan of Elba as he is of her, noting last year that she would love to see the long-standing rumours come true about the star and the role of James Bond.
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Adele cited Elba and American actor Jonathan Majors — most recently seen in Netflix film The Harder They Fall and Disney series Loki — as her ideal choices for 007.
Elba remains among the bookies' favourites to take over from Daniel Craig, along with Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page, Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy and Richard Madden.
Adele earned the biggest-selling album of 2021 with 30, which also earned a UK number one single with Easy On Me.
Second single Oh My God made it to number two, but was only held away from the top spot by Easy On Me.
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The singer was recently forced to reschedule her Las Vegas residency, apologising to fans as she said the concert "isn't ready" due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She is expected to perform the residency in the summer.
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