Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way: Idris Elba is one good looking dude. Okay? We admit it. If we ever got to meet Elba we’d get lost in his eyes and then probably hug his leg until his bodyguards or the police forcibly removed us. That kind of reaction is probably why Essence decided to put the actor on the cover of its November issue.

Inside the issue, which hits newsstands October 12, Elba discusses being a dad and what he finds physically attractive. “Skin, I love beautiful skin,” Elba tells Essence. “I’m tactile, very tactile. A woman who has really nice, looked-after skin is such a turn-on for me. It’s always sexy.”

We’d give more details about the interview, but we have a feeling almost everyone just went to the nearest Duane Reade to buy the most expensive lotion they can find.