In his profile for Variety‘s ’10 Actors to Watch,’ actor Daniel Kaluuya reveals an interesting tidbit about the original ending for Get Out and says he knew that the movie would “shake things up.”
“In the original ending, basically he kills everybody. I knew then that this is going to be a thing.”
The critically-acclaimed film, which was Jordan Peele’s feature directorial debut, grossed $253K worldwide with only $4.5M budget and has a 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The actor also spoke to the ever-growing conversation on the experience of black and black British actors. “I think we are not our nationalities, we are individuals and his story truly resonated to me and I put forth my interpretation and it was on Jordan to see if it resonated with him,” said Kaluuya.
On the type of movies he’s looking to do, he said, “I want to do stuff that’s real. I always feel like there’s a reaction, I call it a hum, when I find stuff that’s connected with me. Twenty million people can watch your stuff, but it can fail to have that hum. And that hum is reflective of what’s happening or it’s articulating an experience that everyone sees, but no one is highlighting.”
Next up for Kaluuya is a co-starring role in February 2018’s Black Panther. He’s also in the Steve McQueen heist film, Widows, alongside Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Andre Holland, Liam Neeson and more.