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Jordan Peele Reveals The 'F**ked Up' Role Offering That Made Him Quit Acting

Jordan Peele Reveals The 'F**ked Up' Role Offering That Made Him Quit Acting

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While accepting his first-ever Directors Guild of America award, Jordan Peele also revealed how a certain role offering for The Emoji Movie led to him taking a break on his acting career.

READ: Jordan Peele Reveals Which ‘Get Out’ Scene Made Him Cry

“I was offered the role of Poop — this is true,” Peele said according to Entertainment Weekly. “I would not make this up. I was offered the role of Poop; I was like, ‘That’s fu**ed up.’ I told my manager, ‘That’s fu**ed up, let me sleep on it.’ I came back the next day, I said, ‘Well, what are they offering?’ And they said, ‘Oh, well they’ve already given it to Sir Patrick Stewart.’ I was like, ‘F**k this.’ That’s a true story.”

Prior to this, Peele revealed which scene from Get Out made him cry at the 2018 Writers Guild Association Beyond Words Panel.

“There was a point in the process where I got to something that was very vulnerable. The fun evolved into tears,” Peele said according to Cinema Blend. “I mean, when I was writing the scene about Chris in the hypnosis and The Sunken Place, I ended that day crying, and it was a cathartic thing. I wouldn’t describe it as fun.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly


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