Acting i like therapy: Idris Elba

Los Angeles: Actor Idris Elba says his "life falls to s**t" when he is not acting.

His comment comes just a month after he split from long-time girlfriend Naiyana Garth.

The 43-year-old actor and Garth, who have 23-month-old son Winston together, went separate ways after two-and-a-half years of dating, and the "Luther" star says shooting films or TV shows is like his "therapy".

"Therapy is a good way to cleanse my... When I'm not acting is when my life falls to s**t. It's really interesting. I'm going through this b******s now 'cos I'm not on a film set. Had I been on a set I wouldn't even have noticed. Probably," he said.

The "Wire" actor also shared that women of varying ages find him attractive, but says he first realised he was eye-catching when he was all of 14.