Black Friday Bonus: Idris Elba Is Canceling High Prices

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Are reading this from a brand-new device you got for next to nothing after standing in line overnight for the big Black Friday sales? Or, are you lazy like us and waiting for Cyber Monday? VH1 News was curious about the holiday shopping habits of the rich and famous, and asked them what they’d wait in line for, with some interesting results. GirlsZosia Mamet would do it for a unicorn (of course!). But our favorite answer came from Idris Elba.

The star of not one but two critically acclaimed TV shows (The Wire, Luther), one of this summer’s big blockbusters (Pacific Rim) and the sure Oscar bet Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is still not above looking for a good deal.

“I’m always shopping for bargains!” he told us. Do we believe him? Not necessarily. What are stylists for, after all? But we appreciate the effort to stay down to earth for our sake. We know he’s all about canceling the problems of the little people: the apocalypse, apartheid, retail prices…

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