Idris Elba recalls brush with death on ‘Beasts of No Nation’ set

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LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) — British actor Idris Elba suggests he slipped on a rock and “practically died” even though shooting Beasts of No Country with director Cary Fukunaga in Ghana.

“I almost died … We made the decision to do this waterfall scene where all these child troopers had been walking behind this enormous waterfall,” The Guardian quoted Elba as stating on The Jonathan Ross Present.

“Cary Fukunaga, the director, decided to shoot it for real. We went to this waterfall and in this scene my character is standing there observing all the kid troopers go previous. Now in the set up of that, the stunt coordinator suggests, ‘Listen every person, this is a waterfall, that is a ninety, 100-foot drop down there and the ground is extremely slippery, just be cautious!'” he recalled.

“I put my foot on this rock just to hang out and chill out whilst they were setting up and as I am carrying out that it really is slippery, certainly. I slip … I set my hand on this tree — it’s not a tree, it’s a department. It snaps and I go actually about six toes prior to I go bang more than and I acquired caught by the stability guy. … It was a great experience, though, that was my most harrowing [movie to shoot]. The director caught malaria and survived and it was fantastic and he kept working so it was that kind of shoot.”

The movie is now streaming on Netflix. Elba, 43, is very best recognized for his operate on the Television set collection Luther and The Wire.

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