Idris Elba trying to quit social media

New York, Nov 28 (PTI) Actor Idris Elba says he is trying to take a step back from social media as it makes him feel 'depressed'.

The 'Hobbs & Shaw' star said he doesn't like receiving news via social media apps like Twitter.

'I've been trying to wean myself off. I used to post a lot more, but it's been putting me off lately. And Twitter's just not how I want to receive my news.

'I read the news aggregated on my iPad, but I can't check it constantly — I'm not proud of it, but it's true — because it makes me feel depressed,' Elba, 47, told Fast Company magazine.

Asked how he spends 15 minutes of free time, the actor-DJ said he tries to sit still.

'I'll just sit in the dark, stare, and try not to do anything — just clear my mind and decompress,' Elba said. PTI RDS RDS