Daniel Kaluuya has revealed that he wasn’t actually invited to the premiere of his 2017 hit film Get Out, despite starring in it and receiving 26 nominations for his performance as lead character Chris Washington.
During an interview with Graham Norton, the Queen and Slim star explained that he never received an invitation to the premiere of the 2017 horror/thriller Get Out at The Sundance Film Festival in which he played the starring role. According to Kaluuya he was originally meant to be away filming Black Panther when Get Out was premiering at Sundance, but he cleared his schedule so that he could attend however the invite never came.
“On the Sundance world premiere, I was in Atlanta because I was shooting [Black] Panther. I was chilling, I cleared my schedule. I was like, ‘I really wanna do it,’ and then just didn’t get the invite. I wasn’t invited, so I was just in my bed – someone texted me, ‘It’s done really well,” laughing he added, “That’s the industry, Graham!”
When he was asked if he spoke with anyone on the team about why he wasn’t invited Kaluuya explained, “I don’t ask questions, you don’t want to be in a place that you don’t feel wanted.”
Written and directed by Jordan Peele Get Out starred Kaluuya in his breakout role as Chris Washington alongside Girls star Allison Williams. Kaluuya received 26 nominations including at the Oscar’s and Golden Globes for his role in the hit film.
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