If there was a soundtrack to Idris Elba, it would probably be Salt 'N' Pepa’s ‘Whatta Man’ on repeat.

The star of Luther and Thor read romantic fan fiction about himself in a new video promoting his upcoming film The Mountain Between Us (out in Irish cinemas on Friday week).

Elba went for a dramatic rather than sultry tone in his delivery of the fan fiction passages, but couldn’t help laughing or being just plain creeped out by certain lines. The fan fiction included a piece titled ‘Magical Neon Sexuality’ involving "puff pastries" to which the actor responds with a “Wowzers! OK….” The author of the piece, Diamond Shy, astutely describes Elba as “tall, English, chocolate.”