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Idris Elba: Coronavirus Is Nature’s Response To Our “Damage”

Mandy Meyer

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In a recent interview, Idris Elba told Oprah he believes the Coronavirus pandemic is the world’s response to the damage caused By humanity.

“Without a doubt the virus is going to slow us down and hopefully make us rethink about our impact on the world and ourselves.”

Idris Elba is sharing his thoughts with Oprah, with his wife, Sabrina Dhowre, next to him after testing positive for COVID-19.

Idris Elba and his wife interview with Oprah on Coronavirus pandemic

In this FaceTime interview, Idris proposed that the world is responding to the damaged caused by humanity’s actions over the past decades through the coronavirus pandemic.

“One of the upsides of this whole drama is that we are forced to think together as a race,” Idris explains

“Our world has been taking a kicking. We’ve damaged our world, and it is no surprise our world is reacting to the human race,” he continued.

Idris Elba on Coronavirus pandemic with Oprah and his wife

In the interview, Sabrina, Idris’s wife, revealed for the first time that she also tested positive and has been in self-quarantine with Idris.

“I wanted to be with him,” she told Oprah.

“That’s the instinct of a wife. You want to go and take care.” She added

Oprah explains:

“Idris fills me in on his journey and Sabrina reveals the result of her test after they decided to quarantine together,”

The actor further explains:

“It is no surprise that a virus has been created that is going to slow us down, and ultimately make us think differently about our world and ourselves,”

“For me, that’s a standout thing that’s very obvious. This is almost like the world’s cry-out … like, ‘Hey, hey, hey — you’re kicking me, and what you’re doing is not good, so I’ll get rid of you as any organism would do, is try to get rid of an infection, and maybe this is it for the world,” he added..

Oprah interviewing Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre after testing positive for COVID-19

“I think we all lose as human beings if we just think of this as a physical virus,” Oprah replied.

“I think it’s exactly what you just said, that it is here to teach us, show us something about ourselves, as individuals and also as a world of people. And this is the moment for our humanity to either rise or not,” she added.

Watch the full interview on Oprah’s new Apple TV+ series where she covers the coronavirus pandemic, titled ‘Oprah Talks COVID-19’ here

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