Idris Elba talks to former Beatle Paul McCartney for a BBC special that airs around the holidays.

The one-off program, which lasts an hour, will be recorded in London in the coming weeks,

Deadline

writes

Friday.

"When asked if I wanted to speak to Paul McCartney, I immediately said yes ... after realizing it wasn't a joke," said Elba.

"Who wouldn't want this?"

48-year-old Elba, who is not only an actor, but also a musician and DJ, questions 78-year-old McCartney about his career as one of the most successful musicians in recent history.