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He captivated us as Stringer Bell in The Wire and has us suddenly rooting for Michael as no-nonsense boss Charles Miner in The Office. Now Idris Elba is hitting the big screen in the modern-day Fatal Attraction flick Obsessed. The British actor tells us why he loves the film, why he was nervous to work with Steve Carell and what it's like to be married to Beyonce.
Q: You're in a spot that many men across the world would love to be in, playing a man married to Beyoncé. What was it like to work with her?
A: She's a true professional—a very smart, talented, giving actress. It was a very good experience, and we had a phenomenal time. We got thrown into working on the film very quickly, and we didn't know each other at all. Honestly, within 20 minutes of meeting each other we were playing man and wife, and that's a challenge for any actor. ... We also had some good chemistry, which definitely helped toward making sure we looked married for real.
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