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‘It Doesn’t Make Me Comfortable’: Jordan Peele Wants People to Stop Sending Him Photos Of Themselves Dressed as ‘Us’ Characters for Halloween

Jordan Peele said that he’s thankful his movie “Us” is so popular that people want to dress up like Lupita Nyong’o‘s character Red, but he told them to stop doing it already.

It’s something he communicated to Variety at the 11th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, and Nyong’o was standing right next to him. One of her characters in the film is named Adelaide Wilson, and the other Red, is an evil doppelgänger who stalks Wilson’s family.

Jordan Peele told people to stop sending him photos of themselves dressed up like “Us” characters for Halloween. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage via Getty Images)

“Now, in Halloween season, I’ve started receiving a lot of people in Tethered costumes, which, it doesn’t make me comfortable,” Peele explained.

“You know, I like the fact that the movie is happening, it’s a phenomenon, it’s resonating, it’s iconic — but, I don’t know, there’s something about [it],” he added. “It’s like they’re impersonating the stalkers and sending me stuff. I feel like don’t go into that mindset?”

Peele then said that Nyong’o stayed in the “mood” of Red the entire time she was on set, which was a bit creepy for him. And it’s something he doesn’t want to constantly relive by people sending him their Halloween costumes of her character.

After that, the filmmaker and actress talked about 11:11, a number that Wilson’s character saw next to a Bible verse, then all throughout the film.

“I would get screenshots of 11:11, and then I would just send it to him [Peele],” the actress explained. “But then four months went by, I hadn’t heard from Jordan, and then I got 11:11 in the middle of, like, nowhere and that’s always creepy, especially coming from him.”

“It was 11:11 a.m. and she said ‘Jordan!,’ and she showed me,” Peele joked afterward. “And I go, ‘It’s going to happen again later.'”

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