(CNN) Despite being a dark-skinned black man, actor Daniel Kaluuya still has to prove his race.
That’s what the “Get Out” star said in an recent interview with GQ magazine.
He spoke out after Samuel Jackson criticized the casting of Kaluuya, who is British, in the horror film.
“Get Out,” which was written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele, has been celebrated for taking on racism in a plot centered on a black man visiting his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend.
In an interview with New York radio station Hot 97.1 last week, Jackson wondered “what that movie would have been with an American brother who really feels that.”
“Daniel grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for 100 years,” he said. “What would a brother from America have made of that role?”
While Kaluuya hailed Jackson as “a guy who has broken down doors,” the “Get Out” star told GQ: “When I’m around black people I’m made to feel ‘other’ because I’m dark-skinned.”
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