Idris Elba's Audacious Audition Adventure with Robert De Niro

February 26
Idris Elba's Audacious Audition Adventure with Robert De Niro
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Ever heard how Idris Elba tried to crash a De Niro audition? His cheeky tale from the 2024 SAG Awards will have you in stitches.

Back in the day, a 19-year-old Idris Elba was all about making fearless moves, and his attempt to get into the acting big leagues is legendary. During the “I Am an Actor” segment at the 2024 SAG Awards, Elba spilled the tea on how he once tried to sneak his way into Robert De Niro’s office.

Picture this: young Elba, fueled by dreams and English charm, convincing security he had an audition for De Niro’s “A Bronx Tale” without an actual invite. Though he didn’t snag a role (or even make it into the movie), getting booted by De Niro’s partner didn’t faze him; if anything, it was a bizarre nod to his future stardom. Elba’s tale is a hilarious reminder that in Hollywood, even the wildest gambits are part of the journey.

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