Daniel Kaluuya on Playing Fred Hampton in ‘Judas’ and Letting Go of the ‘White Version’ of Himself in Hollywood

Daniel Kaluuya on Playing Fred Hampton in ‘Judas’ and Letting Go of the ‘White Version’ of Himself in Hollywood
Daniel Kaluuya’s performance in “Judas and the Black Messiah” has garnered a lot of awards buzz for the actor, who plays Fred Hampton, the iconic Chairman of the Black Panther Party. “It’s not about me,” he told Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast. “This film is bigger than us. There was something coming through us. It’s hard to not feel it when you’re dressed as him.”

While portraying the civil rights activist was nerve-wracking for the Oscar-nominated star of “Get Out,” Kaluuya accepts any challenge he’s given. On this edition of the podcast, the British star opens up about how he learned about the role while shooting Ryan Coogler’s box-office smash “Black Panther.” Listen below:

Kaluuya also opens up about the criticism that a British actor would be portraying the fallen Hampton and how he’s a “vessel” in the cinematic art form. In addition,
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