The “Luther” star — who is also a DJ — has impressed his daughter
Isan, 17, by being given the green light to perform a set at Coachella
Valley Music and Arts Festival in April.
She said: “It was a cool dad moment. I was looking at the list and saw
Virgil Abloh, because I love Off-White, and right under him I saw
Idris Elba. I was in my bed and he was sleeping, so I couldn’t even
say congratulations. I was like, ‘What?!’ I had no idea.”
And now Isan is hoping this will be a great excuse for her to go to
the annual festival.
She added to “Entertainment Tonight”: “Coachella is so huge. I’ve never
been and I want to go. Hopefully, he lets me come because I have to
miss school, but [we’ll see].”
It comes after Isan admitted she was left feeling “awkward” after her
father was named People‘s Sexiest Man Alive earlier this month.
She said: “Actually, I was on Instagram. PEOPLE said, ‘Oh, we’re
announcing the Sexiest Man Alive,’ and I was like, ‘Oh yes, can’t
wait.’ I wake up in the morning and it’s my dad. I was like, ‘This is
not what I was expecting. This is not very fun.’ … When I called him
the day after, not even about it, he was like, ‘Do you have anything
to say to me?’ And I said, ‘No, I don’t think so.’ Then he said, ‘I’m
the Sexiest Man Alive.’ I was like, ‘Oh, yeah. That. That thing. Uh,
okay, cool. You’re welcome.'”