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'Directing a nerve-wrecking experience'

Directing a nerve-wrecking experience

London: Actor Idris Elba says directing his first movie Yardie was a ''nerve-wrecking'' experience.

The actor has made his directorial debut with the crime drama and says he can not wait to see his film do well.

''Yardie is a small project. It's not designed to be a big money-making film. Of course, this is a business and I want to be proud of it. I think there's a misconception that the higher you get, the less the success matters. That's not true.

''Are you kidding me? I've directed this thing. I've conjured it and to watch it go out into the public domain is great. I mean, it's nerve-wrecking. But I can cover up my nerves by just ploughing on," Elba told the Irish Times newspaper.

The film is based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Victor Headley, which tells the story of a young Jamaican who is sent to London to facilitate a drug deal.



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