Idris Elba's 16-year-old daughter Isan, 16, has been named the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the news yesterday at The Four Seasons in Los Angeles.
“Last year, the HFPA renamed the title to represent a more inclusive role that was not only gender-neutral but also spoke to the HFPA’s commitment to philanthropy. However, we are continuing to stand by the tradition that the honoree is the daughter or son of a well-known actor.
“She’s a big fan of film, fashion, and beauty and is also a member of her school’s business club and in her spare time, you can often find her traveling with her Golden Globe award-winning dad,
“Please help me in welcoming and congratulating the 2019 golden globe ambassador, daughter of Kim and Idris Elba, Isan Elba.”
During her speech, the 16-year-old said she was “honored” at the opportunity to be an ambassador and described the moment as “surreal.”
“I’ve always been a lover TV and movies and I dream to be in the industry one day [...] I’m really honored to have this position and be able to talk about things that, issues that I care about such as mental health, expression among African Americans, and my peers in particular. There’s a perceived stigma and I’ve seen my friends struggle with it.
“We really need to empower younger people to ask for help. Thank you so much for this incredible honor and I will see everyone at the event of the year on January 6. Thank you.”
The good girls are taking over. 2019 will be a completely different animal.