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    Caleb McLaughlin On Working With Idris Elba


    “He was a super-humble dude.”

    In case you haven’t seen, last week Netflix released Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin.

    The movie is based on the novel Ghetto Cowboy by Gregory Neri about a troubled teen who is sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia.

    Since the film is about modern-day cowboys, naturally Caleb learned a lot about horses and riding, but it was his experience horsing around on set with Idris Elba that really stood out to him.


    Jessica Kourkounis /© Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Idris obviously has an impressive resume — everything from Marvel to Disney to indie dramas — so it’s no surprise that Caleb would be honored to work alongside him.

    Caleb said in an interview earlier this week that he was “stoked” when he found out he’d be playing Idris’s son in the film.

    “Being able to share the screen with him — it’s an honor,” Caleb told People.

    Idris also returned the compliment, saying he is “100 percent” a fan of Caleb’s.


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    “He speaks highly of me, but I speak highly of him. I think people are going to be so surprised to see him in this role. It really shows his range.”

    Caleb also said he wants to one day “be like Idris” by acting in a superhero movie. “I would love to show off — and show off my body — because I’m trying to be like Idris when I get older.”

    Sooo…Marvel, I’m ready whenever you are to let these two reprise their father-son duo in a superhero film!

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