Daniel Kaluuya made a splash in Hollywood when he left his native Britain and crossed the pond, but in a new interview he reveals there was actually an unfortunate reason why he left the U.K.
“I was going for a lot of stuff [in England],” Kaluuya, 30 told The Sunday Times. “But I wasn’t getting roles because of the colour of my skin. It wasn’t fair. It was a trap.”
Kaluuya, who’s won rave reviews for his performances in “Get Out” and Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther”, calls out the blatant racism he encountered when auditioning.
“For example, I went up for this show. It was 10 rounds of auditions. There was me and a white guy for the lead. It was about aliens. And I realized as I was going to one audition that the other guy had been given an acting coach. They didn’t love me like they loved him,” he explained.
“In any other profession, that would be weird, but it was accepted in mine,” he added. “It happened a few times, and I went, ‘Nah. I’m not an idiot.’”