I NEARLY DIED: Idris Elba Admits He Was Moments From Falling To His Death As He Filmed ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ In Ghana

Scare: Idris Elba admitted he was narrowly saved from falling to his death as he filmed his latest movie on location in Africa during his interview on the Jonathan Ross Show
Scare: Idris Elba admitted he was narrowly saved from falling to his death as he filmed his latest movie on location in Africa during his interview on the Jonathan Ross Show
Idris Elba admitted he was narrowly saved from falling to his death as he filmed his latest movie on location in Africa. The British actor, 43, slipped six feet down a waterfall in Ghana while preparing for a scene in African war drama Beasts Of No Nation.

Speaking on Saturday's episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, the father-of-two opened up on his brush with death. He explained: '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 Luther star admitted he was quite relaxed at the top of the waterfall, falsely believing he was safe as he waited for the crew to set up for the scene. 

Gruelling: Idris plays the 'Commandant' of a rebel army who recruits child soldiers in Beasts Of No Nation
Gruelling: Idris plays the 'Commandant' of a rebel army who recruits child soldiers in Beasts Of No Nation
The British actor, 43, slipped six feet down a waterfall in Ghana while preparing for a scene in African war drama Beasts Of No Nation
The British actor, 43, slipped six feet down a waterfall in Ghana while preparing for a scene in African war drama Beasts Of No Nation
'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.'

Thank goodness! Idris was fortunately caught by a security guard after falling six feet
Thank goodness! Idris was fortunately caught by a security guard after falling six feet
Chatty men: Idris joined Sir David Attenborough on the sofa
Chatty men: Idris joined Sir David Attenborough on the sofa
The film about a young boy forced to become a child soldier in West Africa brought Idris to film in his mother Eve's homeland Ghana. He enthused 'It was a great experience though, that was my most harrowing [film to shoot]. 'The director caught malaria and survived and it was great and he kept working so it was that type of shoot.' The Jonathan Ross Show is on Saturday 28 November at 10.45pm on ITV.

All-star line-up: (L-R) Keith Lemon, Liv Tyler, Jonathan Ross, Sir David and Idris
All-star line-up: (L-R) Keith Lemon, Liv Tyler, Jonathan Ross, Sir David and Idris



   - Daily Mail





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