Idris Elba reveals brush with death while filming
Hollywood star Idris Elba (left) has revealed that he came close to death during the filming of his recent movie Beasts of No Nation in Ghana. The Luther actor said it happened during the shooting of a tense scene near a waterfall as he slipped on a rock and the branch he was holding on to snapped off in his hands, reported Guardian online.
“I nearly died. I was doing this scene — we decided to do this waterfall scene where all these child soldiers were walking behind this massive waterfall,” the 43-year-old actor said. “Cary Fukunaga, the director, decided to shoot it for real. We went to this waterfall and in this scene my character is standing there watching all the child soldiers go past...,” he added.
Elba found fame in 2002 with the success of crime drama The Wire, and his since won plaudits for his roles in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) and Thor (2013). His new series of Luther is due to air in the UK in December.