Daniel Kaluuya Is Not ‘Defined’ By Race: ‘It’s Just Boring To Me’

Daniel Kaluuya is not interested in being defined by his ethnicity or skin tone.

The “Get Out” star told the UK’s Radio Times it was “boring” to be asked the same questions repeatedly, per The Guardian.

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“What is there to talk about race?” Kaluuya asked. “It’s just boring to me. What’s the debate? I’m more of a doer — I’m just going to do what I want to do.”

“I’m not going to ignore that I’m surrounded by [racism], but I’m not defined by it,” he said. “I’m just Daniel, who happens to be black.”

The sentiment echoes something Kaluuya told The Guardian in 2018.

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“I’m not a spokesperson, I’m an individual,” Kaluuya said. “Who’s the spokesperson for white people? There isn’t one. No one’s expected to speak up for all white people. I’m just living my life. I’m a black man, I’m proud of it, but I’m just living my life.”

Kaluuya recently starred in Lena Waithe’s “Queen & Slim” opposite Jodie Turner-Smith.

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