Jordan Peele thought about starring in Get Out
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 February 2018
Jordan Peele admitted it crossed his mind to star in his widely praised directorial debut 'Get Out'
Jordan Peele was tempted to star in his directorial debut 'Get Out'.
The 38-year-old actor and filmmaker - whose debut has received numerous award nominations, including Best Picture at the Oscars - has admitted it "crossed" his mind to star in his film but said he "needed actors who were better" than him.
Asked about the possibility, he told Collider: "It crossed my mind, a couple of times, but no.
"I wanted to direct this and I needed actors who were better than me.
"I have to say, in working with the actors for the movie, I did feel like, in talking to them, I had become the character, as well, to an extent, so that I could access the emotion that I was asking them to access, in order to describe what I was looking for from the scene.
"It was a very emotional process, for that reason. I felt what the characters felt."
The film follows interracial couple Chris (Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), who have reached the meet-the-parents stage of dating.
She invites him for a weekend getaway with her parents and, at first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship.
But during the weekend, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries and bizarre encounters with the family's white neighbours and friends lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
The film has been widely praised and Peele recently admitted he would consider making a sequel.
But the American star has since changed his mind.
He said: "I'm definitely open to it. I love the world of this movie.
"But to be honest, I would never do a sequel, if I didn't think it was going to beat the original."