The more I achieve, the more capacity I have to achieve: Idris Elba
Idris Elba is worried that general public will soon get sick of him.
The 43-year-old actor and a successful DJ, has recently signed up to direct his first feature film and that is what brings up his worries, reports Channel24.
Speaking to director Jon Favreau for Interview magazine, the Luther actor said, “It’s unhealthy to have that much going on. I don’t want to sound ungrateful or anything, but I sleep less, I’m constantly thinking, I’m constantly multi-tasking, and I really don’t know what the effects are going to be when I’m older. I don’t ever stop. Not because I’m greedy or anything, but I’m always creating, debating with the part of my brain that is dormant. Wondering how I can move in and create a bit more space and take a bit more time. But it’s almost like the more I achieve, the more capacity I have to achieve.”
“I do worry sometimes about whether I’m going to burn out. Not burn myself out, but burn my art out, with audiences going, ‘Ah, yeah, I’ve seen enough now, thanks very much’,” he added.
Elba, who will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of Victor Headley’s novel Yardie, also revealed he recently turned to Ben Affleck for advice on making the transition from acting to directing.