I don’t normally pay attention to who People Magazine deems the Sexiest Man Alive every year because it’s never Idris Elba. However, one of my co-workers caved and bought the issue today and I figured I could spend 5 minutes getting to know the man who claims to move like Jagger and aspires to simply be more awesome. He said some pretty profound things so I thought I might share them with you readers.
What’s the sexiest lyric you’ve ever written? I was 20 or 21. It was the first time I was ever dumped. I had the covers over my head and I wrote this song called “Woman”. “If I could bottle up the chills you give me, I would keep them in a jar next to my bed.” That was the best line I ever wrote in my life.
–Yep. It’ll never get any better than that: A song entitled what a redneck calls his wife and its most poignant line doesn’t even rhyme. What else do you keep in jars next to your bed, Adam Levine? Do you mean bottles of Jergens?
Why do you have a tattoo of Los Angeles? “Simple case of hometown love. Not many people were born and raised in L.A. Gotta wear that badge of pride.”
–“As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the Los Angeles metropolitan area had a population of about 12.8 million residents. Meanwhile, the larger metropolitan region’s population at the 2010 census was estimated to be over 17.8 million residents, and a 2011 estimate reported a population of about 18.1 million.” None of whom, obviously, were born and raised in L.A.
Diet. I’ve looked basically the same since I was in high school. I’m lucky enough to be able to eat whatever the hell I want, but I’m pretty health conscious. Bread makes me want to go to sleep. I can’t eat bread and live that lifestyle, because I would just pass out everywhere.”
–Ahh yes, that bread lifestyle.
The best pickup line is…“Let’s have sex, cool?” I don’t know. When I was young I had to use the band. I had no game.