For many, the idea of going on a date with Luther and The Wire actor Idris Elba would be a dream come true, and now that dream is finally within reach. Elba is offering a date with himself on Valentine’s Day as part of a fundraising drive for the W.E. Can Lead nonprofit, which suppports education for girls across the continent of Africa. It promises to be quite a night: What’s on offer is, and I quote, “a candlelit meal at one of his favorite restaurants, where you’ll enjoy delicious conversation and great food.” The description of the evening adds, “You can talk about anything you want to: movies, music, your deepest desires. Idris is a great listener.”
The chance to win Elba’s heart—it could happen!—is surprisingly cheap, with the bar set at just $10 for 10 entries into the prize draw. Of course, there are additional tiered options that go as high as $25,000. While that last option doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you’ll win the date, it does guarantee a photo-op with Elba and tickets to the premiere of the Dark Tower movie that the actor stars in, which comes out this summer. But, really, can true love wait that long?
More details about the stalker’s delight can be found here.