Idris Elba says that he once was held at gunpoint by a man after trying to protect their wife during a domestic dispute. He recalled the incident during an interview with theÂ SmartLessÂ podcastÂ published Tuesday.
â€œI nearly lost my fucking life after attempting to stop a man threatening his girlfriend outside a club,â€ Elba shared, as noted by the Daily Mail. â€œA guy [was] whaling on his missus, screaming in her face, â€˜Iâ€™ll fucking kill you,â€™ and so on. I come round and I go, â€˜Look how beautiful she is. Why would you talk to this beautiful princess like that?â€™â€
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â€œHe pulled out a gun, stuck it right in my face, and goes, â€˜You talking about my girl?â€™ He thought I was trying to hit on her,â€ the Luther actor explained. â€œI remember thinking, â€˜Donâ€™t play negotiations like thatâ€¦ Consequences, man.â€™â€ Elba didnâ€™t go into further details about where the incident took place nor how the situation de-escalated from there.
Elsewhere in the conversation, Elba discussed how he ended up playing a DJ set at Prince Harry and Meghan Markleâ€™s wedding in May 2018. He says that he was performing at various clubs at the time when one night he ran into Harry. â€œI was DJ-ing in all these clubs where [Prince] Harry would show up and he was like, â€˜Yo!â€™ and Iâ€™m like, â€˜Yo!â€™. And then at one point he was like, â€˜Listen man, Iâ€™m getting marriedâ€™. I was like, â€˜Yo! Thatâ€™s amazing,’â€ Elba explained. â€œHe goes, â€˜I want you to DJâ€™â€¦ I was like, â€˜I donâ€™t do requests!â€™â€
Fans of Elbaâ€™s will be able to catch him in the upcoming Paramount+ animated seriesÂ Knuckles. Itâ€™s a spin-off from Sonic the Hedgehog 2, in which he voiced the title character from the new series. It is expected to premiere later this year.