Idris Elba Shares Near-Fatal Encounter While Defending Woman at Gunpoint

Idris Elba Shares Near-Fatal Encounter While Defending Woman at Gunpoint

Idris Elba shares a harrowing experience where he faced the threat of losing his life while trying to protect a gunman’s girlfriend. The British actor, aged 50, recalls the incident escalating when he intervened in an argument between a couple outside a club.

Elba tells the Daily Mail, “I nearly lost my life after attempting to stop a man threatening his girlfriend outside a club.” The situation intensified when Elba praised the woman’s beauty, leading the man to believe he was hitting on her. The man then pulled out a gun and pointed it at Elba, questioning his intentions.

Reflecting on the incident, Elba remembers thinking about the consequences and the need to handle negotiations differently. This near-death experience is just one event in Elba’s life.


Idris Elba revealed he was held at gunpoint by a stranger after trying to break up an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend outside a club.
Idris Elba revealed he was held at gunpoint after trying to break up an argument between a man and his girlfriend outside a club.
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Aside from this incident, Elba recently opened up about the possibility of playing James Bond. Although fans have championed him for the role, the negative reactions surrounding his potential casting due to racial biases have left a sour taste in Elba’s mouth.

During an appearance on the “SmartLess” podcast, Elba expressed his appreciation for the compliments but highlighted the backlash that tainted the opportunity. He views the James Bond role as a pinnacle in an actor’s career, given its worldwide recognition and influence.

Initially, Elba was pleased that so many people supported the idea of him playing the iconic spy. However, those who opposed the idea turned it into a racial issue, making the situation “disgusting and off-putting” for Elba.


Just a month before Idris Elba's near-death-experience, the actor made it known he was in pursuit to take on the role of James Bond.
Just a month before Idris Elba’s near-death experience, the actor made it known he was in pursuit to take on the role of James Bond.
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The role of James Bond has been portrayed by Daniel Craig since “Casino Royale” in 2006. However, his successor has not yet been announced.

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