Idris Elba's Madonna nerves

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 April 2016
Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Idris Elba was nervous about performing at Madonna's concert after he looked out and saw the crowd of 17,000 people but he also found the experience exciting

Idris Elba was nervous about performing at Madonna's concert.

The 43-year-old actor - who DJ's under the name Big Driis - opened for the singer at the Berlin concert of her 'Rebel Heart' tour in Germany in November and admitted he found it daunting but exciting.

He said: "I got the email out of the blue but I'm a DJ for hire and she wanted a great one. So I ended up opening for her at one of her concerts.

"I was standing by the curtain before I went on and I made the mistake of peeking... then I saw 17,000 people looking back and then I ended up going out there to entertain them. I was excited, I had a great time. Madonna is a legend."

Idris also admitted that he finds DJing relaxing.

He told the Sunday Mirror's Notebook magazine: "It's my secret hobby and it's been a big part of my life. I supported myself working as a DJ while I was struggling to make it as a young actor and when I went to the States in the late 90s I was able to make good money to pay the bills until I started getting enough work in TV. Then when I did my album I think a few people were surprised when they enjoyed it."

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