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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.”
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.”