Allison Williams' 'provocative' movie

Allison Williams says her new film, Jordan Peele's horror movie 'Get Out' which also explores modern-day racial tensions, is a "total gift"

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Allison Williams

Allison Williams wanted her first post-'Girls' role to be "daring, provocative and thought-provoking and conversation-starting".

The 28-year-old actress stars in Jordan Peele's horror movie 'Get Out' and she calls the movie, which also explores modern-day racial tensions a "total gift".

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "I got the script from my agent with an accompanying phone call that was like, 'Jordan really wants you to read this and call him when you've finished it.' First of all, I had to get over the fact that Jordan Peele knew who I was and then that he wanted me to read something, which is completely surreal. So I read it, and I was immediately like, 'Oh, I need to do this. This is exactly what I've been waiting for without even knowing it.' Because I'd never done a movie in all of the years of 'Girls'. I was waiting for something different enough, daring, provocative and thought-provoking and conversation-starting, and this was like a total gift. The fact that he was going to entrust me with a very complicated role, the fact that he thought I was capable of playing Rose was like a real vote of confidence."

However, Allison admitted that working on a movie was hugely different to her HBO TV show 'Girls'.

She said: "The biggest difference is that you only have like 15 minutes to introduce an audience to a character, and I've been really spoiled - I've basically had six years to get people used to Marnie. So when you have 15 minutes before the action kicks off, you yourself as the person performing it have to have a very clear idea of who you're playing because if that clarity isn't there, it will show immediately in that the audience will be like, 'I don't know why but I can't seem to pin down: Who is this person?' So that was really interesting and really tricky, and I spent a lot of time before shooting preparing for that and I'm really glad I did because it gave me the opportunity to be just focused on how to introduce my character Rose in a way that could be efficient so that the story could start and we'd already feel like we'd known her for a really long time."

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