Currently in the middle of shooting movie roles for upcoming movies, The Dark Tower (in theaters Feb. 17, 2017) and Thor: Ragnarok (in theaters Nov. 3, 2017), Idris is scared he might just run himself ragged.
‘It’s unhealthy to have that much going on,’ he said to Interview magazine in its August 2016 issue.‘I don’t want to sound ungrateful or anything, but I sleep less, I’m constantly thinking, I’m constantly multitasking, and I really don’t know what the effects are going to be when I’m older. I don’t ever stop. Not because I’m greedy or anything, but I’m always creating, debating with the part of my brain that is dormant.
‘Wondering how I can move in and create a bit more space and take a bit more time. But it’s almost like the more I achieve, the more capacity I have to achieve. I do worry sometimes about whether I’m going to burn out. Not burn myself out, but burn my art out, with audiences going, ‘Ah, yeah, I’ve seen enough now, thanks very much.’