However, he says that Blood Diamond was a special challenge. "This happened to be the most difficult film I have ever partaken in," he says. "From the emotional content to the physicality of the film, it was just so mind-blowing."
Even the locations in Africa—mostly in South Africa and Mozambique—where they shot the film made for an emotional experience, Djimon says. "It was very difficult to, day in and day out, be living through the film. [Then], once you leave the film to see the makeup of the people...it was just difficult to not be affected."