01/23/2014 08:42 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Idris Elba Really Wants To Be On 'Girls'

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Idris Elba had a huge year with a Golden Globe nomination for his role in "Mandela," but there's one part he hasn't landed just yet.

Turns out, Elba really wants a role on Lena Dunham's "Girls." He tweeted his appreciation for Dunham and her show on Wednesday (Jan. 22).

We can already imagine the role: He could play a dapper brownstone owner who seduces one of the "Girls" -- preferably Shoshanna -- and holes up with her in his gorgeous apartment for 24 hours. Oh wait, that sounds familiar ...


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