How Idris Elba's Late Father Inspired His Portrayal of Nelson Mandela

Season 2 Episode 246
Aired on 12/08/2013 | CC tv-14
British actor Idris Elba, star of the Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, says his portrayal of the late anti-apartheid revolutionary was inspired by his own dying father, Winston. Idris says that before his father lost his battle with lung cancer, in September 2013, he was able to screen the film. Now, Idris opens up about the grieving process and how he's dealing with his loss.