We all know Idris Elba from The Wire and even The Office, but what many don’t know is what he recently revealed on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle podcast. He joined the podcast to promote his latest project, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” which is currently in theaters.
The podcast touches on topics beyond his latest project. They talked about the start of his career. Like many celebrities, he didn’t become famous right away. When he was in London, he worked on plays and side projects. However, when he moved to the United States, a lot changed for him. He had to do a few things to make sure he could “pay his way,” and some of those things used to be selling weed.
Dave Chappelle only recognized him at first because he had previously bought marijuana from Idris. But selling marijuana isn’t his only sideline. He also worked as a DJ and was a doorman at the Caroline Comedy Club.
Selling marijuana is now legal and a sideline he could always revisit.