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Friday, 27 November 2015

I Nearly Died While Filming In Ghana - Idris Elba


British actor, musician and DJ, Idrissa Akuna Elba, popularly known as Idris Elba, has opened up on his brush with death while filming 'Beasts Of No Nation' on location in Ghana.

Speaking on 'The Jonathan Ross Show', the 43-year old explained how he slipped six feet down a waterfall in Ghana while preparing for a scene.

Elba said:

We decided to do this waterfall scene where all these child soldiers were walking behind this massive waterfall. In Hollywood you would have just filmed a bit of water coming down and just shot people’s closeups but Cary Fukunaga, the director, decided to shoot it for real.'

'The stunt co-ordinator says, "Listen everyone this is a waterfall, that’s a 90, 100 foot drop down there and the ground is very slippery, just be careful!"

He continued; 'I put my foot on this rock just to hang out and chill out while they were setting up and as I’m doing that it’s slippery, obviously. I slip [and think] I’ll be alright, I put my hand on this tree... it’s not a tree it’s a branch!. It snaps and I go literally about six feet before I go bang over and I got caught by the security guy!'

After Jonathan declared he could have fallen to his death, Idris joked: 'Yes! Today’s news, Idris Elba dies by a waterfall.'

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