Idris Elba Says DJing Royal Wedding Was ‘Most Stressful’ Gig

“This wasn’t like my cousin’s wedding," the British star told Jimmy Fallon about playing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Idris Elba has no doubt about what’s been his “most stressful” gig to date.

On Friday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the British actor-musician-DJ said spinning tunes at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s 2018 wedding was the most high pressure.

“This wasn’t like my cousin’s wedding,” said Elba, who was dressed as a vampire for the interview, ahead of Halloween on Sunday.

“This was like, you know, this wasn’t at the community hall, the reception. This was a big deal,” continued the actor, who’s recently collaborated with Beatles legend Paul McCartney. “They’re good friends and I wanted to make sure they had a good time, so there was a lot of pressure.”

Elba talked about the wedding playlist before, in 2019, saying Markle had sent him a playlist ahead of time with “some West Coast on it” and Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

He’s remained coy about what else was played at the royal party, though.

Watch the interview here:

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