If you’re like us, you probably jumped for joy when People announced Idris Elba is this year’s sexiest man alive. But not everyone was pumped about the actor’s new title, including his 16-year-old daughter, Isan, who said the news was “not very fun.”
Isan, who was recently named the new Golden Globe ambassador, told People she learned about the news while scrolling through Instagram. “I wake up in the morning, and it’s my dad,” she said. “I was like, ‘This is not what I was expecting. This is not very fun.'”
Though she was less-than-stoked to know the world thinks her dad is total eye candy, Isan said she did congratulate him eventually… kind of.
“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,'” she said.
In all fairness, I can see why millions of people gawking over your dad could get a bit uncomfortable — especially when you’re still in high school.
“It’s definitely a topic around school, so I’m the one being teased about it,” she admitted. “It’s a joking kind of way, but it gets awkward sometimes.”
Of all the things to be teased about in high school (acne, weird smells, poor fashion choices, etc.), having a super-hot dad doesn’t seem too terrible. Then again, I never really had that issue (sorry, Dad).
Elba doesn’t seem to mind being the slightly embarrassing father of two. In a recent interview with People, he admitted that he’s “super doting” and showers his kids in “big hugs, kisses, lots of ‘love yous’ and all that” even with his busy schedule (he recently got engaged to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre, he’s still working on Luther, and he’s about to star in a movie version of the musical Cats).