British actor Daniel Kaluuya is exposing the British film industry, claiming that he was snubbed for a lot of roles because of the color of his skin.
"I was going for a lot of stuff [in England]," the Get Out star told the Sunday Times. "But I wasn't getting roles because of the color of my skin. It wasn't fair. It was a trap."
He then went on to give an example of said racism:
"It was 10 rounds of auditions. There was me and a white guy for the lead. It was about aliens. And I realized as I was going to one audition that the other guy had been given an acting coach. They didn't love me like they loved him," he explained.
"In any other profession, that would be weird, but it was accepted in mine," he continued. "It happened a few times, and I went, 'Nah. I'm not an idiot.'"
Kaluuya's move to the United States is paying off handsomely for the actor. In 2017 he starred in Jordan Peele's Get Out which earned him a BAFTA Rising Star Award and several nominations from the Golden Globes, SAG, and the Critics Choice Award. In 2018, he also played W'Kabi in Ryan Coogler's blockbuster hit, Black Panther, and most recently starred opposite Jodie Turner Smith in Lena Waithe's hit movie, Queen & Slim.