Idris Elba is reported to have been on the charm offensive after Sunday night’s BAFTAs – raising some eyebrows with his playful clinch with Michael Fassbender’s girlfriend Alicia Vikander.
The award-winning actress had walked hand-in-hand with beau Michael into the official dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel but as the couple briefly party, Idris stepped in – allegedly stroking each other’s backs.
“They were locked in a very long conversation. He was touching her back, she then rubbed his,” said an onlooker.
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“They’re actors so are pretty affectionate with each other and are probably friends from the circuit.
“But it was still a little surprising and people were talking,” a source told the Sun.
The reports come as the Kerryman awkwardly snubbed the Swedish actress during the kisscam segment of the ceremony.
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The paper also reported that BAFTA winner Leonardo Di Caprio was later heard talking to friends about the awkward encounter.
“They’re together. But he [Michael] was saying, ‘My thing with this girl is not for the world’,” he said.
However, Spotlight actor Mark Ruffalo apparently disagreed with the 38-year-old’s actions.
“That girl wanted to be kissed. What’s his problem?” Mark added.