Watch Jordan Peele Impersonate Chance The Rapper Seeing 'Get Out' For The First Time
During an appearance at the AAFCA Awards, Jordan Peele spoke about notable moments he had watching people watch his directorial feature film debut Get Out, with one such moment involving Chance The Rapper.
Peele recounted the time when Chance, having purchased “all the tickets” to a screening of the film for his fans, was watching the movie alongside his friends when they all stood up for a very cathartic and memorable part of the film.
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“There’s so much tension in the movie, so much stress I put the audience through that by the time [Daniel Kaluuya’s Chris] starts getting out it’s cathartic,” Peele begins. “When he gores Bradley Whitford with those antlers, Chance and his friends just stood up and went ‘Oh!'”
“They stood for the rest of the film,” Peele concluded.
Recently, Peele 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.”
Peele is up for four awards at this year’s Oscars including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya. Peele is now the fifth black director to ever be nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science for the Best Director award. The first black director to ever receive the nomination was John Singleton for Boyz n the Hood. After Singleton there was Lee Daniels for Precious (2009), Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Barry Jenkins for Moonlight (2017).