Idris Elba talks to Gold Derby editor Daniel Montgomery about his incredibly busy year. He’s starred in Pacific Rim, Luther, Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In the interview, he talks about the research he did to play Nelson Mandela, the prosthetics he wore and tons more. Interestingly about the prosthetics, he said when he wore the them, he literally became Mandela. Good stuff, especially if you like Elba. Which I do. Check it out below!
Ruth Wilson has a great off-screen relationship with her co-star Idris Elba on the BBC drama, Luther. “It comes from the writing, it comes from us working with each other,” she said in an interview with Vulture. “We really love the bantering. It is a bit heightened and it is a bit stylized and Idris really enjoys that.” Wilson’s character, Alice Morgan, wasn’t always guaranteed to make a return to the series. “You don’t know much about her, and she just drops in and out, so you want to keep it exciting and interesting without over-egging the pudding, if you ... Read more
British actor Idris Elba is having a year that many actors would envy. With Pacific Rim already released, he has the third installment of the miniseries Luther on BBC America debuting in September and the two upcoming films, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Thor: The Dark World, coming soon. He recently spoke to reporters during a conference call promoting his upcoming BBC America appearance. Elba talked about juggling a variety of projects over the last year. The Brit shared, “When I’m shooting all of this, it’s all out of sequence by the time it all comes out, so this year ... Read more
Considering Disney put a halt on pre-production of The Lone Ranger in 2011 because of its ballooning budget, it makes sense that the production would end up hiring lesser-known actors for the supporting roles. English actress Ruth Wilson plays the Ranger's love interest -- but the wife of his brother (played by Armie Hammer and James Badge Dale, respectively). She is best known for her appearances in BBC television movies and the series Luther.
Idris Elba had to endure some odd security issues while he was preparing for Ridley Scott’s much-anticipated sci-flick Prometheus.