Why Idris Elba’s daughter thinks he’s a cool dad

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Idris Elba (Photo: BANG MEDIA)

By Rolling Out

Idris Elba is finally a “cool dad” after booking a slot at Coachella.

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 isnot 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.’”

This article originally appeared in the rollingout.com.

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