Idris Elba has reached a career high playing South African President Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom … and he couldn’t be more excited. So far the UK actor has nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for the role and many are saying an Oscar nomination is next.
HipHollywood sat down with Elba and Naomie Harris to discuss the film, and this is what he had to say. “If it happens it’s amazing,” said Elba. “It means that the film has been recognized at the highest level in our industry.”
In the film Elba plays Mandela from his early days as an attorney through his 27 year prison sentence and appointment as the first black president of South Africa.
“It’s hard to top a role like this,” admitted Elba. “I love what I do but its hard to sort of think about what do I do next.”
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