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Idris Elba Talks His Mandela Portrayal With Oprah On ‘Next Chapter’



Actor Idris Elba sits down with Oprah, this Sunday, to discuss much about his portrayal of the late Nelson Mandela, who passed away earlier in the week.

Lady O was more than happy to sit down with the actor. Upon sharing this behind the scenes image (above) of their meet up she added, “@idriselba can you tell how happy I was to meet you?#nextchapter”

Of his thoughts on Mandela and realizing what he may have gone through while locked away in prison for 27 years Elba says:

“I just heard a series of locks and I had the most amazing sense of loss. I was like ‘WOW’ and it just put it into perspective about what Madiba had gone through.”

The actor also talks about his father’s death as a result of lung cancer and not coming to terms with it or fully grieving.

‘Next Chapter’ airs tonight (Sunday, Dec. 8th) on OWN. The episode also includes ’12 Years A Slave’ actor Chitewel Ejiofor, and ‘Fruitvale Station’ star Michael B. Jordan.

(Photo: Oprah/Instagram)

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