Yardie actor on Idris Elba proposal: I had tears in my eyes

From BBC - February 11, 2018

Adnan Mustafa could not believe it when he got cast in Idris Elba's new film.

The 21-year-old has says he was already overwhelmed with emotion to be at the screening of Yardie - and that's before Idris made a surprise proposal to his girlfriend.

"It was very unexpected, such a beautiful moment," Adnan told Newsbeat.

The Luther actor popped the question to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowrie on stage at an east London cinema yesterday.

"Yardie was the first screening I have ever been to," said Adnan, from south London.

"Idris came on stage and thanked everybody for their hard work. He called his now fiance on to the stage and thanked her for being part of the journey with him, and then he proposed."

Yardie is Idris' debut as a director, and the screening at Rio cinema in Dalston was for the cast and crew.

"I was already emotional because I was about to see myself on screen, but that made me even more emotional," said Adnan.

"We all stood up and clapped. I am grateful I was there to witness it. It was such a beautiful moment. And that set the tone throughout the whole film for me.

"The lights went out and I already had tears in my eyes.Sabrina was so happy."


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