English actor Daniel Kaluuya has already starred in some of the most successful movies in entertainment. Still, he will probably be most recognized for his breakout role in Jordan Peele’s 2017 horror thriller “Get Out.”
During a recent interview, the actor revealed that he was actually left out of the discussion when it came time for the movie’s first screening despite being the lead actor.
While appearing virtually as a guest on “The Graham Norton Show” earlier this month, Kaluuya divulged to host Norton the story behind why he wasn’t at the festival’s secret screening. Dubious of what he had heard, Norton asked the actor if it was true that he wasn’t invited, to which the 31-year-old replied, “No, they didn’t invite me, bro. They didn’t invite me.”
He continued, “[During] the Sundance world premiere [of ‘Get Out’], I was in Atlanta because I was shooting [‘Black] Panther.’ … And I cleared my schedule, and I was like, ‘Yo, I really wanna do it.’ And then [I] just didn’t get an invite. I wasn’t invited.” Taking no hard feelings, the actor said he was in bed when he received a text notifying him that the film had “done really well.” He added, “I’m like, ‘All right, that’s cool. That all right.’”
When asked if he ever found out why that happened, the actor said, “I don’t ask questions. You don’t wanna be in a place that you don’t feel wanted.”
“Get Out” garnered Kaluuya over a dozen award nominations for his role as Chris Washington in the movie, including an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
The “Black Panther” star is gearing up to team up with Peele yet again for another horror film, one that also will feature actress and singer Keke Palmer.
Not much is known about the project. However, it does have a scheduled release date of July 22, 2022. Peele will be at the helm as writer, director, and producer. Hollywood Reporter revealed that Ian Copper of Peele’s Monkeypaw Production would also be producing.
Kaluuya recently portrayed Fred Hampton, who leads the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in the Shaka King-directed film “Judas and the Black Messiah.” The actor teamed up once again with “Get Out” star Lakeith Stanfield.
Stanfield portrayed Bill O’Neal, an informant for the FBI sent to infiltrate the Panthers and get close to Hampton. His character subsequently played a significate role in the 1969 assassination of the 21-year-old activist.