You can't even read properly, flavor of the week as in *his* flavor of the week. I know Idris Elba very well and I actually like his performances.Tech icons like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, one of them gay and very much dead btw, are not comparable to the celebrity of ACTORS and Musicians, esp those long in the game. Idris Elba is not a "Black celebrity flavor of the week", he's been a goddamn staple in that category since before my birth probably, and he's mentioned and ranked in practically every discussion on ethnic or black celebrities. Even not being well-versed in celebrities, I know this
From the article I linked earlier as to why his latest film flopped speaks for itself:
“Most people still know him as the guy from The Wire,” Monagle said when asked about Elba’s box office draw.
He can't even be a lead in a movie without flopping so how is he a trademark?“I don’t think he’s been given a role to play that an actor of his caliber would normally be,” Monagle said. “I think he deserves every word of praise that he gets, but I don’t think he’s quite landed with mainstream audiences yet.”