My best friend Fiona texted me during the Oscars last night. “Do they have a sexiest voice category? If so, Idris gets my vote!”

Fiona isn’t an exclamation points kind of person.

Or a celebrity kind of person.

We are opposites. I am flighty and superficial. She is grounded and thoughtful. She’s a biologist. I’m a gossip columnist.

But Idris Elba…

He is a bridge.

There’s a saying in Chinese: one kind of rice feeds a hundred kinds of people. I feel like that’s Idris Elba. I don’t care who you are. Conservative or liberal. Religious or atheist. Slytherin or Gryffindor…

Idris Elba is for everyone.