do it at a screening of his film, Yardie, which he directed. “It was a little spontaneous if I’m honest,” he says.
“I was at a cast and crew screening and among people I loved. We had all worked so hard for this project so I was like I’m doing it right now, here, today.”
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As for what makes Dhowre “the one,” Elba says the two “have good chemistry. She makes me laugh and we share common goals. She makes me happy. She makes me celebrate my successes and when I’m not too sure about stuff, she makes me think.”
Elba met Dhowre while he was filming the 2017 film The Mountain Between Us alongside Kate Winslet in Dhorwe’s home country.
Meeting and falling for Dhrowe while shooting the movie marked a particularly special moment for Elba, considering the movie tells the love story of a man and women stranded in the snowy, mountainous wilderness after a plane crash.
“Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,” Elba told People magazine during an interview in February.
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Elba’s early days were far from sexy, Elba said, growing up “tall and skinny” at an all-boys school in London, where he played football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby.
“And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK?,” he said.
“I got picked on a little bit. But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”