* “Do I make you nervous with my knife?” a line Idris Elba delivered in the upcoming thriller, “No Good Deed.”
Elba is becoming one of Hollywood’s most versatile and diverse actors, which is proven in this role.
His love for the film industry started back home in London. Recently, he moved back there to take care of his ill father. After his father passed, he decided to stay.
“This is where my ambition started, you know?” Elba told Details. “I fell in love with a movie—some live-action Spider-Man at the Rio in Shoreditch. Saturday-matinee situation, kids climbin’ all over. But I was just fascinated. I knew from age 10 that this was the industry I wanted to be in.”
In “No Good Deed” Elba takes on a darker role as a psychopath who escaped from prison and decided to terrorize Taraji P. Henson‘s family only to find out she has fight in her.
“There must be some demons within me, because I sort of enjoyed having that rage,” Elba says of his character. “The other actors were like, ‘Oh my God, you’re terrifying the shit out of me!'”
And the roles that he was being presented or offered didn’t live up to par, which is what probably attracted him to “No Good Deed.”
“You know, I’d just played this iconic human being, and the scripts I got afterward were sort of . . . disappointing,” Elba said. “It’s hard not to sound disgruntled sometimes as an actor.”
He added, “look, I know that I work a lot, but I’d prefer to wait sometimes because I don’t want to just do rubbish films anymore or characters that anyone can play.”
For more about Elba’s Hollywood charm, check out his exclusive interview with details:
Watch the trailer to “No Good Deed” below: