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.
“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