Idris Elba: I'm embarrassed by 'sex symbol' tag

London: Actor Idris Elba says he does not see himself as a sex symbol.

Idris Elba
Idris Elba

The 43-year-old actor said he is not constantly pursued by a string of women because of his good looks, and claims he is more likely to be approached by people wanting a photo for their mothers, reported Female First.

Asked how he deals with being a sex symbol, he said, "I obviously get very embarrassed about it. But honestly, in my real day-to-day life, it just doesn't happen like that. I don't get streams of women running after me - I have quite a normal existence.

"I do get a lot of, 'My mum loves you'. Always. 'Can I take a picture for my mum?' Sure."

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