14/03/2017 10:29 GMT | Updated 14/03/2017 11:32 GMT

Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya Responds To Samuel L Jackson Controversy Over British Actors In African-American Roles

'This is the frustrating thing. I have to show off my struggle so that people accept that I’m black.'

‘Get Out’ actor Daniel Kaluuya has responded to Samuel L Jackson, following comments he made about black British actors playing African-American roles.

Daniel plays the lead in ‘Get Out’, a new satirical horror film which centres around an interracial relationship between two young people in America.

However, Samuel L Jackson revealed last week that he was unhappy with the casting decision, claiming the part would have been better suited to an African-American actor.

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'Star Wars' actor John Boyega

British actor John Boyega, who appeared in the most recent ‘Star Wars’ film using an American accent, previously panned the controversial discussion, branding it “a stupid-ass conflict we don’t have time for”.

‘Get Out’ debuts in UK cinemas on Friday, 17 March.

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