Idris Elba’s Daughter Named 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador: Meet Isan! (Exclusive)

the idea’s an exciting time for the Elbas! 

Just a week after Idris Elba was namedPeople‘s Sexiest Man Alive, his daughter, Isan, has been revealed as the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador. 

ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with the 16-year-old at the reveal press conference at The Henry in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where she dished on the best advice her father gave her about her brand new gig — as well as also the tips she’ll think twice about following. 

“My heart stopped,” Isan said of her reaction to being named Golden Globe Ambassador. “I was like, jumping as well as also screaming as well as also all over the house, like, ‘Are you sure? Are you sure they picked me?’ I was not even completely sure.”

Isan, whose mom is usually makeup artist as well as also businesswoman Kim Elba, called the honor “surreal,” as well as also shared that will she was looking forward to being with her father at the awards show. “He travels a whole bunch, so for him to develop the time that will time, as well as also for me to be there at the same time, is usually going to be genuinely cool.”

“He told me tonight just to be cool as well as also that will that will is usually a great honor, as well as also that will that will is usually something I should be proud of, as well as also I should hold myself as I’m proud of the idea, so he’s genuinely, genuinely happy for me, because I’ve never done anything like that will before,” she gushed, before revealing the one tip she won’t be following. 

“He told me to wing the speech,” she dished. “I’ll stick with the paper.” 

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that will isn’t once Isan has disagreed with her father, however. As she told ET, she’s not exactly on board with his Sexiest Man Alive title. “I was looking forward to seeing who the idea was, as well as also then when I found out the idea was him, the idea was kind of awkward. I don’t genuinely agree… handsome, yeah, however I can’t, no. the idea’s genuinely weird,” she joked. 

however Isan is usually looking forward to following in her dad’s Hollywood footsteps. 

“I’ve always trained to be an actress, however he directed Yardie last year, as well as also I got to see the whole process, as well as also I thought the idea was genuinely cool, so I’m genuinely thinking about being a filmmaker right now. As well [as] doing acting on the side, maybe,” she expressed. “however being a filmmaker is usually probably what I want to be.”

“I think he’s going to point me from the right direction. I want to go to NYU,” she revealed. “He’s genuinely supportive of that will.” 

Idris previously opened up about his daughter during the 2017 junket for Molly’s Game, telling ET that will she’s his “sounding board.” 

“My daughter, weirdly enough, at 15 is usually so, like — she pushes buttons! I’m her dad, she sees me from the public eye as well as also she just questions me about things,” he said at the time. “You know, I can be completely honest with her, ’cause I can’t lie to her. She won’t develop the idea. She can see right through.”

See more on the actor from the video below. 

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