According to Elba’s interview on the morning show “Breakfast Club” his 20-year-old daughter auditioned for the role. Isan Elba auditioned for the role of the daughter in the film, but, oddly enough, did not pass. It’s hard to imagine that an actress couldn’t get the role of the daughter of someone their father portrayed – it must have been a hard pill to swallow.
However, Elba explained why she didn’t get the role. “She wants to be an actress and she auditioned. And you know, in the end it all came down to chemistry.” The actor continued, “You know, my daughter, she was great, but the relationship in the film and the relationship with my daughter was – oddly enough, the chemistry was not right for the film. My daughter didn’t talk to me all the time. about three weeks.”
You might think that a father-daughter relationship would easily translate into a real-life father and his daughter, but the film’s producer Will Packer agreed with Elba’s claims. “She was very good, very close,” he said. “Idris is right, some of the nuances of these real relationships sometimes don’t come across on screen.”