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'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya on His Character Chris: 'He's Kind of Like J. Cole'

Daniel Kaluuya attends the Build Series to discuss his new film "Get Out" at Build Studio on Feb. 21, 2017 in New York City.
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Daniel Kaluuya attends the Build Series to discuss his new film "Get Out" at Build Studio on Feb. 21, 2017 in New York City.

The success of Jordan Peele's new movie Get Out has star Daniel Kaluuya on the tip of everyone's tongue. In a new interview with GQ, Kaluuya spoke on his character Chris and why he's vastly similar to J.Cole

"[Chris] feels like an everyman. He's kind of like J. Cole. Chris is that guy that everyone knows, who has been in everyone's class at school," said Kaluuya. "That good guy from around the area."

Elsewhere in the interview, Kaluuya addressed Samuel L Jackson's comments regarding his thoughts on why he would have preferred an African-American actor to tackle the role of Chris.

"Here's the thing about that critique, though. I'm dark-skinned, bro. When I'm around black people I'm made to feel 'other' because I'm dark-skinned. I've had to wrestle with that, with people going 'You're too black.' Then I come to America and they say, 'You're not black enough.' I go to Uganda, I can't speak the language. In India, I'm black. In the black community, I'm dark-skinned. In America, I'm British. Bro."

The success of Get Out has placed the British star and director Jordan Peele in sacred waters. Peele became the first African-American director to earn over $100 million in his directorial debut

Read Kaluuya's interview here
 

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