Daniel Kaluuya Gets Dapper For GQ / Talks Oscar Nomination & More

After years of grafting, Daniel Kaluuya saw his name shot into the stratosphere with the surprise success of ‘Get Out.’

The film found favor commercially and critically and last month nabbed the star a nomination for Best Actor at the 2018 Oscars.

With the 28-year-old (who also appears in ‘Black Panther’) deemed a front-runner for the award, he’s more demand than ever.

But despite the hoopla, the Londoner has remained oh so humble.

GQ caught up with Kaluuya for a dapper shoot and interview, during which he stresses that he acts just for the art – not the accolades.

On Not Being Motivated By Winning An Oscar: 

“I’m not here to win. I’m not here to lose. I’m here to check out. Go to the fire. Sometimes you go to the fire. Sometimes you put your hand in there. Oh, that’s hot, okay? Or I like pain. You know what I mean? It’s like I’m here to check it out. I didn’t choose to do Get Out so I could have this experience. I never thought about it. So if this is on the table, I’m like, Okay, let’s see.”

On What He’d Do If He Wasn’t An Actor:

“Probably radio. I love music, man.

I don’t think I have the personality to rap. I think I would have been a producer if I was making music. I would have been geeking out on that. I can’t be bothered with it, though, the rapping.”


On What He Needs Everyday:


Sometimes I wake up really early just to think or to do what I want to do. Because a lot of my day is doing what other people want me to do. So I watch a film or read a book. Sometimes I used to wake up really, really early. Do something for me. Which means I’m better for others. And I realized when I didn’t do that, I’d be really down. Get what I’m saying. Because I’ll feel like I’m me. I was on the treadmill, and that really helps me. So it’s just headspace and kind of feeling like you’re in control.”

 Great shoot, great interview, great talent.

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