Idris Elba who is set to play Mandela in the movie,” Mandela: Long walk to Freedom” ,releasing Christmas day, flipped his car over an embankment in Finland while filming a his latest project.
Reports state that Idris escaped with no injuries. The UK newspaper reports that Idris was filming a racing documentary titled “Idris Elba: King of Speed” when his car went over the embankment flipping several times. Idris however was luckily unharmed and was able to walk away from the accident.
“I never want to do that again” Idris states. ” It’s the first time I have ever rolled in a car, I wasn’t going fast the car just had a mind of its own when it hit the band. I cut the corner and we rolled”
This may have scared others especially with the recent death of long time car enthusiast and racer, Paul Walker. Mr.Elba is no stranger to danger though, of at least facing it. In his British televised hit TV show, “Luther” where he played a troubled detective from Scotland Yard, he did all his own stunts. Idris continued to shoot the documentary which is set to air in the UK as a two part series on December 26 and 27th.