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    Idris Elba’s daughter didn’t speak to him for weeks after losing out on role in Beast

    Idris Elba said his daughter ignored him for weeks after not landing a part in his latest film, Beast. 

    Last week on an episode of iHeart Radio’s The Breakfast Club, Elba revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Isan, didn’t speak to him “for about three weeks” after she lost out on the role to play his daughter in the movie. 

    In the film, Elba plays a man who brings his two daughters, played by Iyana Halley and Leaf Sava Jeffires, to their mother’s home country of South Africa following her death. Their trip gets interrupted by an aggressive lion that’s hellbent on killing them. 

    The film’s producer will packer, whom Elba has worked with on numerous other films, said on “The Breakfast Club” that he was the one who eventually broke the news to Isan that she hadn’t gotten the part. He praised Elba for being “tough” on his daughter during the process, saying that he wanted to give his daughter a “shot” but trusted Packer and the film’s director, Baltasar Kormákur, to make the best decision for the film.  

    “I called and talked to her, ’cause I’ve known her for a very long time,” Packer said of the moment. “I’m like ‘Uncle Will.’ ” 

    As Packer explained, however, “some of the nuances of that real-life relationship sometimes doesn’t translate on screen.” He added that “you’re definitely going to be seeing her” in future roles that she’s capable of getting on her own. 

    Elba noted that he is “proud” of Isan, whom he shares with ex-wife Hanne ‘Kim’ Nørgaard, for attending the premiere despite her disappointment. 

    The former sexiest man alive is currently married to Sabrina Dhowre Elba, who he said made him open to the idea of love again. 

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