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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

Jordan Peele Wants Scripts From Young Black Horror Filmmakers
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
Jordan Peele Wants Scripts From Young Black Horror Filmmakers
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

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.

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“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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