Idris Elba and Naomie Harris grace the cover of JET magazine and HipHollywood has exclusive footage inside the photoshoot.
The British actors both star in the soon to be released biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and discuss creating the movie and Mandela’s legacy inside the edition.
“I didn’t feel like I was accomplished enough to play such a great man,” said Elba when referencing what it was like to portray Mandela. “It was a massive challenge. He could energize people with his charisma and aura. I tried to channel that. I want people to be inspired by his story.”
Elba has already nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for the role and Oscar could follow. We we sat down with him and Harris to discuss the possibility.
“If it happens it’s amazing”, said Elba. “It means that the film has been recognized at the highest level in our industry.”
The January 6 issue of JET magazine, is on newsstands December 16.