BANG Showbiz

Idris Elba not excited by awards

Idris Elba "doesn't really care" about awards.

The 43-year-old actor is receiving Oscar buzz for his part in 'Beasts of No Nation' but he insists he isn't worried if he secures any of the honours.

He said: "If I'm honest, at the risk of sounding 'Uhhh, he don't really care,' I actually don't. We don't start off making films at all with the idea we might get an award.

"It's great that it might be celebrated, but it doesn't actually define me or the film. It's great that Oscars may be happening for us, but I haven't really sort of planned for it. Maybe it comes, maybe it doesn't."

Meanwhile, the 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' star also revealed he found it a new experience to lend his voice to an animated film.

He told The Huffington Post newspaper: "It's a really new way to work, different tool set. Cary told me a story that he went to see Pixar the other day and they were saying, 'Oh, you work with Idris? We love working with Idris. He's so funny, when he works, all he has to do is speak into the mic, but he acts out all the parts and he opens doors that don't exist.'

"I just can't help doing that! But it's a lot of fun and also because I have young kids that love animation and it's nice to know their dad's voice is in whatever film it is. 'Finding Dory' is really a lot of fun."


FULL LIST: Gatton reinstates Anzac Day dawn service

Premium Content FULL LIST: Gatton reinstates Anzac Day dawn service

It looked like COVID would yet again be the reason another Gatton Anzac Day dawn...

Police didn’t link cop killer with  machine gun fire

Premium Content Police didn’t link cop killer with machine gun fire

Police did not link reports of gun fire to Ricky Maddison

Significant coin going towards “invasive” Inland Rail review

Premium Content Significant coin going towards “invasive” Inland Rail review

Council to spend $96k ratepayers money to review Inland Project