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Idris Elba on His Role As Nelson Mandela in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

Updated: Friday, December 27 2013, 09:41 AM EST

Nelson Mandela passed away earlier this month, but his impact will always be felt around the world. A new movie called "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" celebrates his life and accomplishments.

The Weinstein Company on Friday made actor Idris Elba available to talk about his role playing Mandela in the new movie. FOX45's Candace Dold asked Elba what his strategy was in tackling the daunting role.

Elba was at the London premiere of the movie when the news of Mandela's death broke. The royal family and Mandela's daughter were in attendance.

Idris Elba on His Role As Nelson Mandela in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

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