Idris Elba on Playing Mandela: ‘Opened Up My Mind to the Power of What We Can Do’

Actors Idris Elba spoke with “Extra” about portraying the iconic peace leader Nelson Mandela in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” and talked about the Mandela's importance to history.

Check out the interview, which includes actress Naomie Harris, who played Mandela’s wife, Winnie Mandela.

“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is in theaters now.