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Idris Elba’s Defining Moment

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Beasts of No Nation
“There was a moment when we hadn’t started shooting yet and I walked onto set. The extras hadn’t seen my army-fatigue costume, but when I came out and I walked through maybe 300 people, without any sort of prompt they just started saluting,” says Elba, who plays Beasts of No Nation’s bloodthirsty warlord. “It wasn’t acting, they were just happy to see me and it was a big moment in the film as well. That moment was real.”

Elba wears a sweater by Idris Elba + Superdry and jeans by Hugo Boss.