Before He Was A Big Screen Hit Idris Elba Was A Doorman Slinging Weed


Before becoming an actor, Idris Elba worked a number of odd jobs.

He worked a DJ, a doorman, and a drug dealer.

In 2013, Elba told GQ Magazine that he used to push bags of weed while he worked as a doorman at Caroline’s in New York City.

Don’t get it twisted-he is not proud of his low-level weed dealing.

He told the magazine he sold drugs because he had to, adding, “I know that sounds corny, but this is the truth.”

When acting came knocking, he gave up dealing, but he was able to draw from his experience while portraying the drug dealer Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire.


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