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.
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.
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
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Like millions of people all over the world, I’ve been staying safer at home for over a week now. I know a lot of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and uncertain. Because of that, I wanted to offer some hope and gather thought leaders and people going through it to add some perspective. Which is why I FaceTimed Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina who are safely quarantined together after he tested positive for COVID-19. Idris fills me in on his journey and Sabrina reveals the result of her test after they decided to quarantine together. Tap the link in my bio to watch our conversation for FREE on the Apple TV app (on your phone) or visit apple.co/oprahtalks
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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..
“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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