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John Boyega Addresses Samuel L Jackson’s ‘Get Out’ Casting Comments For The Second Time

'The black experience is a layered one and his comments didn't represent that.'

20/04/2017 12:16 BST

John Boyega has addressed Samuel L Jackson’s comments about the casting for the recent hit film ‘Get Out’ for the second time, revealing that he considered personally contacting the actor when they last hit the headlines.

It all began in March, when Samuel claimed the lead role in ‘Get Out’ should have gone to an African-American actor, instead of the black British star, Daniel Kaluuya.

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“Daniel grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for a hundred years,” Samuel said.

“What would a brother from America have made of that role? I’m sure the director helped, but some things are universal, but [not everything].”

At the time, John summed his feelings up in a simple tweet - “Black brits vs African American. A stupid ass conflict we don’t have time for” - but he’s now elaborated during an interview with ES Magazine.

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Daniel impressed critics and fans alike with his star turn in the film 

“I’m dark-skinned, bro. When I’m around black people I’m made to feel ‘other’ because I’m dark-skinned,” he told GQ. “I’ve had to wrestle with that, with people going, ‘You’re too black’.

“Then I come to America and they say, ‘You’re not black enough’. I go to Uganda, I can’t speak the language. In India, I’m black. In the black community, I’m dark-skinned. In America, I’m British.”

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