Hollywood actor Idris Elba says he wants to get featured in
films which are fast-paced and action-filled like Rocky after he
completed his year-long professional K1 Kickboxing training for a
role in the documentary titled Fighter.
"My agent has been fielding boxing scripts left, right and
centre. They're not imaginative enough, though. Maybe one day I'll
do a fight film but what would be the story? Comeback king of the
year? I don't know," Elba said in a statement.
"I feel like I have more of a foundation in the art of fighting
now for roles that require action-led fighting," the actor
Idris Elba added that the training in Kickboxing was "one of the
toughest things" he has ever done for a movie role and now that he
has got the training, he wants to utilise and showcase it through
action movies. He is also quick to add, being a father is the
toughest thing in his life, he has faced.
"It's a slightly different mindset when I'm acting, I came out
of the film mentally scared because of how disgusting my character
was. I'd rather train and fight than do that again. But nothing
compares to being a dad - that's a labour of love and a different
sought of toughness," said the actor.