Idris Elba Chats with Oprah Winfrey about His Coronavirus Diagnosis While He Remains in Quarantine
Idris Elba is one of the celebrities who took to social media to reveal that they’d tested positive for the coronavirus. During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, the actor gave an update on his status.
The actor was in the state while shooting the film “The Harder They Fall” for Netflix. Elba spoke to Winfrey for her new Apple TV+ series, “Oprah Talks: COVID-19.”
Elba has no COVID-19 symptoms
He shared with her how he could be spreading the virus by being in public or with family. The “Avengers” actor noted: “I could be still be spreading it and I have no symptoms."
It was always real for me but it became very real
Chalking down symptoms to exhaustion
Elba explained that he’d figured the symptoms were due to him overworking himself. So far, his temperature hasn’t gone above 98 degrees and he hasn’t had any other major symptoms.
The coronavirus is real
The “Luther” actor also explained that he’d chosen to share his diagnosis because he wanted people to know the virus was real. He added how testing positively affected him stating: “It was always real for me but it became very real.”
Inspired by Tom Hanks to disclose
In a previous statement, Elba revealed that he was inspired by Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who also publicly announced their COVID-19 diagnosis. His wife also shared in the interview that she had also tested positive for the illness.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Idris’ wife is also positive
The model and actress revealed that she didn’t have any symptoms just like her husband. She was honest enough to explain that things could change for them in the coming weeks but promised to keep “everyone updated.”
In the caption of the video, Winfrey explained that she was doing the series because she: “Wanted to offer some hope.”
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