Saturday, April 18, 2009

Idris Elba Talks Beyoncé & Obsessed


Idris Elba on Beyoncé’s Acting Skills: ‘I Really saw Her Grow as an Artist’

Idris Elba has enjoyed screen time with his fair share of Hollywood's elite. But his latest on-screen foray with music superstar Beyoncé Knowles in the upcoming flick Obsessed may be his most memorable role to date. In an exclusive interview with rolling out, Elba gave us the inside scoop regarding his time on set with Knowles. ~dewayne rogers

Elba's take on the film receiving a PG-13 rating …

"The process of making a movie with Beyoncé was unique, just because she's such a huge superstar. So when I first looked at the script, I thought the film could have and probably should have received an "R" rating on subject matter alone. But Beyoncé has such a responsibility to her younger fans that I believe it was necessary for them not to try certain things because of that responsibility."

On Beyoncé's growth on set …

"I think this was a very important role for her, because it was the first time she wasn't playing a singer. But when we first started taping, it was difficult for us to really connect as artists because she has such a huge machine behind her. So in the early going it felt divided … almost like it was her and her team on one side, and everyone else on the other. But once the cameras started rolling, she really opened up and those walls began to fall. As a result, I really saw her grow as an artist, and I think you'll be able to see it as well when you watch the film."

Stay tuned for more of rolling out's interview and photo shoot with Elba.


1 comment:

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