Jackson last week told radio station Hot 97 that he thought too many roles were going to British black actors. Jackson said an “American brother” would have benefited “Get Out,” a thriller about race and an interracial couple.
In an interview posted Monday by GQ, Kaluuya expressed admiration for Jackson but disagreed with his stance. The 27-year-old British actor said he’s had to wrestle with people calling him “too black.” He said: “When I’m around black people, I’m made to feel ‘other’ because I’m dark-skinned.”
“I just want to tell black stories,” said Kaluuya.
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