Newswire: Daniel Kaluuya responds to Samuel L. Jackson’s criticism of his Get Out casting
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out has drawn both critical acclaim and box office success for its transformation of racial awkwardness and aggression into the world of outright horror. Now, the film’s star, Daniel Kaluuya, has responded to a criticism from actor Samuel L. Jackson, who recently questioned why a British man was cast in a film about American racism.
Kaluuya responded to Jackson’s thoughts during a wider interview with GQ, often dipping into his own confrontations with racism, both subtle and overt. First crediting Jackson’s contributions to opening the way for black actors on film, Kaluuya then questioned the idea of having to “prove that he’s black” in order to play the part.
Let me say, I’m not trying to culture-vulture the thing. I empathize. That script spoke to me. I just want to tell black stories.
This is the frustrating thing, bro …