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    Idris Elba’s Daughter Auditioned To Play His Daughter In His New Movie "Beast," But Shockingly Didn’t Get The Role

    Although she did really well in her audition, the chemistry between Idris and his daughter, Isan, just didn't translate on film.

    It looks as if art doesn't always imitate life...at least that was the case for this Elba family–filled audition.

    Idris smiling

    During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Idris Elba revealed that his daughter, Isan, auditioned to play his onscreen daughter for his new movie Beast, but when she didn't get the role, it caused tension between them for weeks.

    Idris and his daughter side by side

    Despite admitting that his daughter did a great job during her audition, Idris said their real-life father-daughter chemistry "wasn't right for film, weirdly enough."

    Idris poses for a photo with Isan and his wife, Sabrina

    Idris revealed that the 20-year-old aspiring actor didn't talk to him "for about three weeks" after receiving a call from producer Will Packer that she didn't land the role.

    A close-up of Isan smiling at the Golden Globes

    “[Idris] auditioned with her; he was very tough on her," Will explained to The Breakfast Club. "[Idris] said, ‘Listen, at the end of the day, we’re going to make the best decision for the movie. I trust you, Will, and I trust the director.’"

    Isan holding on to her dad's arm

    Once Isan was done giving her dad the silent treatment, she admitted how grateful she was for the opportunity to audition. She and Idris are back on good terms.

    “We got through that, you know," Idris added. "And I’m really proud of her to go through that and to not get the role, but still come to the premiere.”

    Idris and Isan at the Beast premiere

    Both Idris and Will strongly believe Isan will get her big break soon, and audiences will finally get to witness her talent.

    Idris smiles for photographers on the red carpet as he's flanked by his wife and daughter

    To learn more about Idris and Will's new film, Beast, check out the full Breakfast Club interview below:

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    The Breakfast Club

    And be sure to watch Beast when it hits theaters Aug. 19.