Idris Elba was not always the flawless, godlike star he is now. Surprisingly, the ‘100 Streets’ star caught up with VICE to share his early struggles from rags to millionaire riches. From enacting Stringer Bell, the drug kingpin from HBO’s The Wire , to Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Elba has seamlessly navigated through his career with impeccable style and fortunately for us, without a lady on his side,
When asked about the “terrible early jobs,” Elba confessed that he used to work “in a grocery store weighing peanuts and raisins into bags. That was a bad job.”
We still find that hard to believe, but hey I guess everyone has to start somewhere.
For the full interview, read here.