Daniel Kaluuya gave up on acting before Get Out

During an interview with his Get Out and Nope director for Essence magazine the British actor revealed he had "checked out" of acting before getting the call about the 2017 horror because he felt so "disillusioned" with the industry. "I've never told you this, but when you reached out to me and we had that Skype, I was really disillusioned with acting. I had stopped acting for like a year and a half," "I checked out, because I was just like, this isn't working. I wasn't getting roles, because racism and all this kind of stuff..."

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